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10th Special Session of the Governing Council /
Global Ministerial Environment Forum

The Principality of Monaco, 20-22 February 2008
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New and Forwarding Looking Strategy for UNEP Authorized
Environment Ministers Get to Grips with Greening Global Economy at 10th Special Session of Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum.

Warmer World May Mean Less Fish
Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world's dwindling fish stocks.

UNEP Unveils the Climate Neutral Network to Catalyze a Transition to a Low Carbon World
Are You Going Neutral on Global Warming?-13 Countries, Cities and Companies Say Yes!

Breaking Down the Barriers to a Green Economy
UNEP Launches Year Book 2008 at its 10th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Monaco 20-22 February.

Financing the Transition from a Brown to a Green Global Economy Tops Environment Ministers Meeting
UN Environment Programme's 10th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Monaco 20-22 February.

Speeches

Policy Statement and Speech by Achim Steiner United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Opening of the 10th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (Principality of Monaco, 20 Feb 2008)

Secretary-General urges ministers to usher in new era of climate change solutions

Message from His Serene Highness Albert II Sovereign Prince of Monaco
Opening of the Special Session of the Governing Council of UNEP on 20th February 2008.[Français]

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Mr. Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, Podcast on 10th Special Session of the GC/GMEF (4,569.00 Kb)
Mr. Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, Policy Statement
The opening ceremony of the GC/GMEF in Monaco on 20th February 2008.
Curtain Raiser
The opening ceremony of the GC/GMEF in Monaco on 20th February 2008.
Sustainable mobility and climate change
The campaign highlights the environmental and low carbon advantages of public transport. The idea is to express a clear message that Climate Change may be a global problem but its solutions are not necessarily solved with high-level political intervention. Individual actions play an important role.
Fragile
A 4 minute video on our global carbon footprint set to the music of "Fragile" by Sting.

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 | Espaņol

New findings from the UNEP Year Book 2008 and the Green Jobs Initiative
UNEP Press Conference, Wednesday 20 February - (audio file 27Mb - MP3 Format )

Speakers include :
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
Robert Calcagno, Minister of Environment, Monaco
Roberto Dobles, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and President of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labor Organisation
Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Marion Cheatle, Deputy Director, UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment

Launch of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network
UNEP Press Conference, Thursday 21 February (audio file 23Mb - MP3 Format )

Speakers include:
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
Roberto Dobles, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and President of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Erik Solheim, Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway
Roberto Cavalieri, President, International Association of Public Transport

Launch of new global report on the impact of climate change on global fish stocks and GC/GMEF wrap-up
UNEP Press Conference, Friday 22 February (audio file 17Mb - MP3 Format)
Speakers include :
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
Roberto Dobles, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and President of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Dr. Christian Nellemann, UNEP GRID Arendal
Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution and Stanford University

Interviews by the Climate Change Media Partnership
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) is a collaboration between Internews, Panos and the International Institute for Environment and Development.
 
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