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World Environment Day - 5 June 2008
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Information Material

Press Releases

Mr. Ban Ki-moon Steiner

Message from Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Mr. Achim Steiner

Message from Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP
Video Podcast Speech at the University of Auckland

Rt Hon Helen Clark

Message from Rt Hon Helen Clark, Prime Minister, New Zealand

Hon Trevor Mallard

Message from Hon Trevor Mallard, Minister for the Environment, New Zealand

Mr. Luc Gnacadja

Message from Mr. Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification-UNCCD

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella

Message from Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General,United Nations Industrial Development Organization -UNIDO

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Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Samuel Eto

Samuel Eto'o

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Gong Li

Gong Li

Gabriel Yard

Gabriel Yared

Hamish Carter

Hamish Carter


Barbara Kendall

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Kick the Habit: the UN Guide to Climate Neutrality
It is aimed at a broad audience, and it presents solutions for individuals, businesses, cities and countries plus other groups that have similar characteristics such as NGO and intergovernmental organizations.

Climate Action
Key reading on way to reduce carbon emissions

Kick the Habit - Towards a low carbon economy
The United Nations Environment Programme's
flagship magazine for environmentally
sustainable development.

Annotated Bibliography for Selected Publications on Carbon Neutral Carbon Trading and Carbon Offsets.
Compiled by the Sergio Vieira De Mello UN Library in celebration of the World Environment Day 2008 [pdf]

Tunza Magazine for Youth

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Love Your Environment: WED in Greece

World Environment Day SoundBites- ( 3.72 Mb)

[ Play video - English ]
World Environment Day celebrations - Day 2
World Environment Day celebrations - Day 1

CO2 Kick The Habit (Flash Animation)

World Environment Day 2008 VNR WMV

A 4 minute video on our global carbon footprint set to the music of "Fragile" by Sting.

Sustainable mobility and climate change
The campaign highlights the environmental and low carbon advantages of public transport.

Eco-tips for jeans
Wear them at least 3 times - wash them in cold water - forget your dryer - no iron it's much better.See video clip in: English | Français | Español


Stop Wondering and Take Action
This video celebrates World Environment Day 2008. Produced by Borderless Productions, it was released in conjunction with NZ’s first sustainable magazine, Good Magazine published by HB Media.


WED 2008 Viral

Windows Media
Quick Time

TreeHugger - World Environment Day and an Interview with UNEP's Achim Steiner


Freeze Climate Change
On June 5th 2008 in central Wellington New Zealand, 200 people stopped to think about our environment.


People called to curb carbon addiction ( TVNZ, New Zealand)
"Kick the carbon habit" is the message that is being drummed into people as New Zealand hosted World Environment Day in Wellington on Thursday.


Blue Sky Dreaming - Earth Report Special
Four countries and many corporations are now pledging to go carbon neutral. New Zealand, host for World Environment Day 2008, plans to be the first to create a completely carbon neutral economy.

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Earth in Balance - Natural World Museum
This contemporary exhibition of works by 27 artists from 20 countries is designed to generate awareness of global climate change, with an emphasis on moving to wards a low-carbon economy.[PDF]