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Three more countries say 'yes' to a low-carbon future on World Environment Day
Three countries have pledged to promote low-carbon, green growth by joining the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative led by UNEP to promote global action to de-carbonize our economies and societies.

Green shoots planted in Obama's first 100 days in office
Crucially, the Obama team recognizes that a Green New Deal and Green Economy can be a vital component in catalyzing a sustainable economic upturn.

Business Leaders Urge Nations to Seal the Climate Deal in Copenhagen and Build the Green Economy
We, the participants of the B4E Summit 2009, recognize that the economic, environmental and social challenges and risks we face demand a new level of leadership and cooperation.

Powering a Global Green New Deal
More than 700 leaders from business, civil society, international organizations and government are set to meet at the Business for the Environment Global Summit in Paris on 22-23 April to discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.

DHL Express Demonstrates Green Commitment with Special Shipment for UNEP
DHL Express, the world's leading express delivery company, sent its first carbon neutral express shipments from Africa on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).

Delivering Tomorrow's Economy and Job Market Today
Investing one per cent of global GDP, or around $750 billion, into five key sectors could be the key to a Global Green New Deal.

New UN report warns of increasing pressures on water
A global water crisis could be triggered by increased population, rising living standards, dietary changes and more biofuel production, according to the UN World Water Development Report entitled 'Water in a Changing World'.

UNEP calls on peace missions to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices
The impact of peacekeeping operations on critical natural resources is being highlighted this week at a gathering of military and civilian aid experts at UNEP headquarters.

Obama's 'green budget' provides hope for economy & climate change
President Barack Obama's plan to bailout the U.S economy relies on a carbon cap-and-trade system that includes an 80 billion dollar investment in renewable energy programmes.

Wangari Maathai calls on armies to join the Billion Tree Campaign
The world's armies and UN peacekeepers around the globe should join the Billion Tree Campaign as it strives to reach its target of 7 billion trees planted by the end of 2009, according to Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai.

UNEP and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Help Address Environmental Issues by Leveraging Technology
Today the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Microsoft Corp signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on leveraging information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to help address today's complex environmental challenges.