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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.

Combating Climate Change and Realizing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Economies
26/10/2009
Ways of triggering multi-billion dollar, low carbon technology investments in developing economies are outlined in a new report today. Experts indicate that investments of around US$500 billion a year will be needed to assist developing countries adapt to climate change while powering low carbon g... See full story

Disney Fairy Declared Honorary Ambassador of Green
26/10/2009
She is one of Disney's most popular cartoon characters. Created by J.M. Barrie, the Scottish author best remembered for creating Peter Pan, Tinker Bell the well-loved fairy is reaching new heights with her new designation of "Honorary Ambassador of Green" to help promote environmental awareness in ... See full story

World Insurers Unite to Cover a Green Economy
22/10/2009
Global insurers controlling assets worth trillions of US dollars have joined with the world's leading academics in a United Nations-backed survey putting the industry's approach to sustainability and climate risks under forensic examination.

Biofuels - New Report Brings Greater Clarity to Burning Issue
16/10/2009
A far more sophisticated approach needs to be taken when developing biofuels as an environmentally-friendly energy option a new report concludes.

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.