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Urgent Need to Prepare Developing Countries for Surge in E-Wastes
22/02/2010
Sales of electronic products in countries like China and India and across continents such as Africa and Latin America are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years, according to UN experts in a landmark report released today by UNEP.

Indian Premier League to partner with UNEP for a unique green initiative
22/01/2010
The Indian Premier League (IPL) today committed to a strong vision of green growth by launching a partnership with UNEP.

Investors Representing $13 Trillion Call on U.S. and Other Countries to Move Quickly to Adopt Strong Climate Change Policies
15/01/2010
Private-sector investors will likely be responsible for financing more than 85 percent of the global transition to a low-carbon economy.

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.