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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.

'Year of the Bat' gives wings to world's only flying mammals
'Year of the Bat' gives wings to world's only flying mammals 22/09/2010

They save the farming industry millions of dollars each year, help sustain the world's forests and, in some countries, are a major tourist attraction. Bats are now flying out of the night and into the spotlight for a two-year-long celebration.

UNEP joins global initiative for clean energy cook stoves
UNEP joins global initiative for clean energy cook stoves 21/09/2010

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined a new international alliance that aims to cut the estimated 1.6 million premature deaths - and environmental damage - linked to emissions from inefficient cook stoves.

A 'whale's eye view' of the changing Arctic
A 'whale's eye view' of the changing Arctic 21/09/2010

Trips to the pristine habitats of Antarctica and the Arctic show both the beauty and vulnerability of nature. In Svalbard, we saw at first hand the effects of climate change.

UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals
UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals 20/09/2010

Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.

Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones
Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones 18/09/2010

Once home to populations of Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys, the sloping terrain of Rwanda's Gishwati Forest has in recent decades suffered severe environmental degradation - made worse by extreme weather events.

New report highlights two-way link between ozone layer and climate change
New report highlights two-way link between ozone layer and climate change 16/09/2010

International efforts to protect the ozone layer are a success and have stopped additional ozone losses and contributed to mitigating the greenhouse effect, according to a new report.

Press Advisory: UNEP Launches Green Economy & MDGs Policy Brief at New York UN Summit Monday
Press Advisory: UNEP Launches Green Economy & MDGs Policy Brief at New York UN Summit Monday 15/09/2010

Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally friendly forms of agriculture could go a long way towards meeting the internationally agreed poverty goals known as the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs.

Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science
Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science 14/09/2010

Biodiversity is essential for the functioning of ecosystems that sustain all life on Earth. The ongoing and escalating disappearance of that diversity will harm society in myriad ways. One way that is often overlooked is the damaging impact on medical science.

Planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services key to future of cities
Planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services key to future of cities 09/09/2010

Incorporating ecosystem services in local and regional policies can help save cities and regional authorities money while boosting the local economy, enhancing quality of life and securing livelihoods.

UNEP calls for 'greener' laws to avert world water crisis
UNEP calls for 'greener' laws to avert world water crisis 07/09/2010

Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis

UNEP unveils masterplan to cut in-house emissions
UNEP unveils masterplan to cut in-house emissions 06/09/2010

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is today publishing an ambitious new strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and pave the way towards a zero emissions future

Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change
Insurers call for more action to adapt developing world to climate change 06/09/2010

Over 100 insurance companies are calling on governments worldwide to harness risk management techniques to help the developing world adapt to climate change