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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

Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity
Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity 17/10/2010

A new UNEP-led mapping project shows how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hotspots

Global business leaders commit to a low-carbon future
Global business leaders commit to a low-carbon future 06/10/2010

Business leaders from global corporations have committed to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions across a wide range of sectors, including energy, communications, building and construction.

"30 Ways in 30 Days" to inspire action on reducing emissions and transition to global Green Economy
"30 Ways in 30 Days" to inspire action on reducing emissions and transition to global Green Economy 05/10/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme is releasing 30 case studies in the run-up to the UN climate convention in Mexico to prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible and replicable

Chilling out: The road to greener air conditioning
Chilling out: The road to greener air conditioning 05/10/2010

Air-conditioning units that use renewable energy are approaching the commercial production stage - a milestone that could reduce climate change and help phase-out greenhouses gases

UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks
UN climate change chief urges nations to find common ground at climate talks 04/10/2010

With less than two months to go before the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres has said that a concrete outcome is urgently needed at the December talks.

Pioneering study examines the role of patents in combating climate change
Pioneering study examines the role of patents in combating climate change 30/09/2010

International organisations have presented evidence on the emergence of clean energy technologies and their potential to provide valuable insights into the climate change debate

Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future
Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future 29/09/2010

Leaders from influential global corporations and key global environmental organizations are expected to call on countries to make a success of this years UN climate negotiations in Mexico.