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Hot Prospect - Geothermal Electricity Set for Rift Valley Lift-Off in 2009
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
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
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
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.

Landmark New Report Says Emerging Green Economy Could Create Tens of Millions of New "Green Jobs"
A new, landmark study on the impact of an emerging global "green economy" on the world of work says efforts to tackle climate change could result in the creation of millions of new "green jobs" in the coming decades.

Mexico to Host World Environment Day Under the Theme 'Your Planet Needs You'
Mexico, a country at the crossroads of the Green Economy and one increasingly in the centre of regional and global affairs will host the international 2009 World Environment Day celebrations.

Making Sustainable Development Happen: SEED Announces its 2008 Award Winners
An International Jury, composed of global experts across a range of sectors, advised the SEED Initiative on the selection. Jury members were deeply impressed by the promise of these projects, each of which is likely to be able to scale up its activities considerably; some might be replicated elsewh... See full story

Which Global Green Campaign Will Be Recognised As The Most Compelling in 2008?
This year for the first time, the Green Awards™ is accepting applications from outside the UK for the'Best Green International Campaign' category.

African Health and Environment Ministers Join to Defend Health from Environmental Harm
Health and Environment Ministers in Africa have resolved to build a strategic health and environment alliance to reduce environmental threats to human health and well-being.

Top Olympic Athlete Yao Ming Becomes UNEP's First Environmental Champion
Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming is the UN Environment Programme's first-ever Environmental Champion, UNEP announced today.

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