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UN Meeting to Tackle Escalating Rhino Poaching UN Meeting to Tackle Escalating Rhino Poaching
18/ 11/ 2008
In an effort to stop the escalation of rhino poaching and to break up criminal networks involved in the increasing illegal trade in their horns, the Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is meeting in Nairobi from 18 to 19 November 2008.
Wide Spread and Complex Climatic Changes Outlined in New UNEP Project Atmospheric Brown Cloud Report Wide Spread and Complex Climatic Changes Outlined in New UNEP Project Atmospheric Brown Cloud Report
13/ 11/ 2008
Cities from Beijing to New Delhi are getting darker, glaciers in ranges like the Himalayas are melting faster and weather systems becoming more extreme, in part, due to the combined effects of human-made Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABCs) and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Nations Take Forward Debate on How Best to Put 'Natural Assets' at the Top of the International Political Agenda Nations Take Forward Debate on How Best to Put 'Natural Assets' at the Top of the International Political Agenda
13/ 11/ 2008
Close to 100 nations concluded a review of how science can better guide policy by examining the merits of a new scientific body able to put the loss of biodiversity, ecosystems and their multi-trillion dollar services at the top of the political agenda.
How Best to Put 'Nature-Based Assets' at the Top of the International Political Agenda Focus of Malaysia Meeting How Best to Put 'Nature-Based Assets' at the Top of the International Political Agenda Focus of Malaysia Meeting
10/ 11/ 2008
Finding a decisive international response to the loss of biodiversity, ecosystems and the multi - trillion dollar goods and services they generate will take centre stage.
International Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose sets stage for broader Eurasian cooperation along the species' flyway International Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose sets stage for broader Eurasian cooperation along the species' flyway
10/ 11/ 2008
The recently adopted "International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Western Palearctic Population)" provides a framework for coordinated international action to conserve this threatened species across its full migratory range spanning Europe and parts of Asia.
Globalization and International Environmental Governance Tops African Civil Society Consultations Ahead of UNEP Governing Council Globalization and International Environmental Governance Tops African Civil Society Consultations Ahead of UNEP Governing Council
10/ 11/ 2008
The Tenth Session of the African Civil Society Forum is convening today in Nairobi, Kenya at the initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Africa, ahead of the 25th Session of UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum, which will take place in February 2009 at UNEP headquarters.
How to Address the Growing Nature Crunch and Ecosystem Crisis How to Address the Growing Nature Crunch and Ecosystem Crisis
07/ 11/ 2008
Close to one hundred governments meet in Putrajaya, Malaysia from 10 to 12 November to discuss the best global response to the loss of biodiversity, ecosystems and the multi-trillion dollar goods and services they generate.
Do You Know a 2009 Champion of the Earth? Do You Know a 2009 Champion of the Earth?
07/ 11/ 2008
Whether it be combating climate change or stemming the accelerating loss of biodiversity or promoting sustainable agriculture and recycling - some people and organizations are making a real and landscape - shifting difference.
Pesticide Tributyltin Added to Trade 'watch list' Pesticide Tributyltin Added to Trade 'watch list'
03/ 11/ 2008
Over 120 countries party to the Rotterdam Convention agreed to add the pesticide tributyltin to a global trade "watch list", but were unable to reach consensus on the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos and the pesticide endosulfan during negotiations here this week.
Danone, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and  the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Danone, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
29/ 10/ 2008
During the 10th meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands' Conference of Contracting Parties, presently under way in the Republic of Korea, an original and ambitious partnership agreement aimed at fighting global warming has been entered into by the Ramsar Convention, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Danone Group.

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