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Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
23/12/2009
New York, 22 December -While most countries are not happy with the outcome of this month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen, "really good progress" was made towards a binding agreement "to save the world," with the United Nations leading the way to possible adoption at next year's meeting in ... See full story

Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks
19/12/2009
Copenhagen, 19 December 2009-After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.

World Cup Nations Team Up Against Climate Change
07/12/2009
As the climate talks kick off in Copenhagen, key football nations are teaming up for the planet for the biggest sport event of 2010.

Hard Rain Film Released on Eve of Key UN Climate Talks
26/11/2009
Bob Dylan's powerful, prophetic song, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, is set to become the unofficial soundtrack to the Copenhagen climate talks

Getting to Copenhagen by Rail and on Foot - On Track for UN Climate Talks
24/11/2009
There may be less than two weeks to go until the UN Climate conference in Copenhagen, but intrepid explorers, adventurers and rail enthusiasts have set off early using a variety of low carbon ways to reach their final destination.

More than 2,000 youth Play for the Planet in Nairobi
20/11/2009
As the whole planet starts gearing up to the World Cup in South Africa, more than 2,000 youth are set to gather in Nairobi to Play for the Planet

PUMA joins Climate Neutral Network of the United Nations Environment Programme
18/11/2009
Sportlifestyle brand PUMA will become the first major sportswear company to join UNEP's Climate Neutral Network.

UN Carbon Markets Powering Green Energy Growth in Africa
17/11/2009
A rising number of green energy and climate friendly projects are up and running or being planned across Africa new figures show.

UNEP-UNCTAD Launch First-Ever Online Course in Organic Production
03/11/2009
Last year trade in organic food and drinks crossed the US$50 billion a year mark and, despite the economic slowdown and financial crisis, the percentage of market growth in the food sector for organic products is the highest.

Olympic Champion Usain Bolt Lends Support to Sustainable Tourism Initiative
30/10/2009
Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt took a break from the track on Friday to launch the Zeitz Foundation's Long Run Initiative, which aims to create and support ecotourism projects around the world.

Sochi Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup & Norwegian Sport Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call
11/02/2009
The 2014 Sochi Olympics, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Rally Norway and the Norwegian Golf Federation have joined UNEP's Climate Neutral Network.