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Secretary-General warns that climate change could lead to economic upheaval
06/02/2009
Failure to tackle climate change could lead to insecurity and economic upheaval, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.

Davos: A Green New Deal for a Post-Crisis World
29/01/2009
Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), is urging Davos delegates to embrace a transition to a low carbon Green Economy.

G-20 summit in April will look at boosting low-carbon economy
27/01/2009
The creation of a low-carbon economy will be high on the agenda at an April summit of the leaders of 20 major economies (G-20).

Geothermal Energy Rocks!
24/12/2008
A project, testing advanced seismic and drilling techniques in Kenya, uncovered wells of steam able to generate 4-5 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity and one yielding a bumper amount of 8MW. The project is carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facili... See full story

Geothermal Electricity Set for Rift Valley Lift-Off in 2009
12/12/2008
Countries across the world, from Guatemala to Papua New Guinea, are beginning to plug into geothermal energy as a new and promising alternative to coal and oil-fired power generation.

Global Year-End Snapshot of the Clean Development Mechanism 2008
11/12/2008
Wind and geothermal power projects alongside ones promoting energy efficiency and even the preservation of onions are emerging across the globe courtesy of the United Nation-brokered carbon markets.

Hot Prospect - Geothermal Electricity Set for Rift Valley Lift-Off in 2009
09/12/2008
Outlook Boosted by Global Environment Facility and UN Environment Programme Project Harvesting Bumper Quantities of Steam

Global Solar Leaders and UNEP Outline Central Role for Solar in Climate Solution at UN Climate Change Conference in Poland
08/12/2008
Heads of three leading international solar companies and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today issued a joint statement at the UN Climate Change Conference

Boosting the 'Green House' Effect - CDM Reform Key to Climate - Friendly Building and Construction Sector
06/12/2008
The huge potential of the building and construction sector for combating climate change remains virtually untapped

Crafting a Blue-Print for a Green Global Economy
02/12/2008
Leading environmental economists researchers, business leaders and senior figures from international organizations are to meet in Geneva to take forward the United Nations' Green Economy initiative.

Ecological Economics on the Agenda as Scientists From Six Continents Gather in Nairobi
08/08/2008
More than two hundred scientists from six continents converge in Nairobi today to discuss ways to apply economics to social and environmental sustainability.