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India steers full speed towards low carbon transport
India steers full speed towards low carbon transport 12/11/2010

India has embarked on a new pathway towards developing a low-carbon transport system, days before the convening of the UN climate change convention in Cancun.

UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy
UNEP co-hosts Governors' Global Climate Summit with focus on green economy 10/11/2010

Together with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is co-hosting the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy which will take place on 15-16 November.

G-20 can play key role in transition to global green economy, says UNEP chief
G-20 can play key role in transition to global green economy, says UNEP chief 09/11/2010

As governments prepare for the G20 summit in South Korea this week, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says the event is an opportunity for countries to move towards a more sustainable global economy.

'30 Ways in 30 Days' rolls out more solutions to climate change challenge
'30 Ways in 30 Days' rolls out more solutions to climate change challenge 08/11/2010

Week two of UNEP's "30 Ways in 30 Days" reveals how an investment of US$100,000 has improved vital reservoirs in Togo, the true environmental impact of the buildings we live and work in and how cleaner stoves are improving health and benefiting the environment.

Green economy and carbon market growth crucial for Africa's development
Green economy and carbon market growth crucial for Africa's development 05/11/2010

The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD) announced seven green financing projects today, following a successful second round of fundraising for Africa's green economy, at the African Bankers' Carbon Finance and Investment Forum.

From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: UNEP unveils SEED Award Winners
From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: UNEP unveils SEED Award Winners 03/11/2010

A Ugandan business that manufactures stationery from agricultural waste and a bamboo bicycle project in Ghana are among the 30 winners of the 2010 SEED Awards.

UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change
UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change 01/11/2010

From today, a month out from the start of the UN Climate Convention's meeting in Cancun, Mexico, UNEP will release online case studies to show that solutions to climate change are available and can be copied and scaled up around the world

UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa
UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa 01/11/2010

Are you a young journalist with a passion for the environment? If so, then the United Nations wants to hear from you! The Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa is open to radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 years from any African nation.

Advancing the Biodiversity Agenda: a UN-wide contribution
Advancing the Biodiversity Agenda: a UN-wide contribution 28/10/2010

The first biodiversity exercise carried out across the UN system is being launched at the Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya. The study looks at the complex interactions which exist between biodiversity and sectors such as agriculture, forestry, health, education and trade.

Interview with Don Cheadle, Hollywood actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
Interview with Don Cheadle, Hollywood actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador 27/10/2010

From recycled golf balls to close shaves with black rhinos, the actor talks to UNEP's Our Planet magazine about his new environmental role.

Financing the Climate for Change
Financing the Climate for Change 27/10/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility have launched a Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) to help stimulate renewable energy and energy efficiency ventures in the developing world.

Global action needed to conserve Arctic biodiversity
Global action needed to conserve Arctic biodiversity 26/10/2010

The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid environmental changes on the planet. More cooperation between nations is to meet these challenges, according to a new UNEP report.

European bats soar past biodiversity targets
European bats soar past biodiversity targets 26/10/2010

New research backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reveals European bats to be a major conservation success. This is largely thanks to legislation and treaties that promote bat conservation.

Nagoya 2010: Hardwiring biodiversity and ecosystem services into finance
Nagoya 2010: Hardwiring biodiversity and ecosystem services into finance 26/10/2010

This CEO Briefing underscores the critical natural capital that underpins our economic activity and financial capital

Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the risks and benefits of biofuels development
Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the risks and benefits of biofuels development 25/10/2010

A joined-up approach to bioenergy development, one that balances greenhouse gas emissions with impacts on biodiversity, water and food security, is needed.

Editorial by Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of JapanRich and Diverse Ecosystems Must Be Passed Down to Future Generations
Editorial by Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of JapanRich and Diverse Ecosystems Must Be Passed Down to Future Generations 21/10/2010

Among a variety of environmental issues, biodiversity loss is one of the most important challenges facing the international community.

UNEP's GEO-5 To Address Global Environmental Challenges and Solutions
UNEP's GEO-5 To Address Global Environmental Challenges and Solutions 21/10/2010

This year has seen the world struggle with a range of environmental and humanitarian challenges, including floods in Pakistan, landslides in China, wildfires in Russia and an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Nagoya 2010: Report puts economic value of nature on the global political radar
Nagoya 2010: Report puts economic value of nature on the global political radar 19/10/2010

Losses of multi-trillion dollar-worth natural assets are being sustained worldwide every year, undermining economies, business prospects and opportunities to combat poverty.

Nagoya 2010: Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity
Nagoya 2010: Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity 18/10/2010

Mapping where a country's carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples' livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Nagoya 2010: Rising threats to marine biodiversity
Nagoya 2010: Rising threats to marine biodiversity 18/10/2010

Rising pollution, the effects of climate change and over-fishing are threatening the future of marine biodiversity across the globe