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UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation
UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation 15/07/2010

Increasing water shortages, rapid urbanization, a rise in irrigated agriculture, the degradation of marine and coastal areas and loss of forests are just some of the environmental challenges that are highlighted in the soon to be released report

Global Trends in Green Energy 2009:  New Power Capacity from Renewable Sources Tops Fossil Fuels
Global Trends in Green Energy 2009: New Power Capacity from Renewable Sources Tops Fossil Fuels 15/07/2010

In 2009, for the second year in a row, both the US and Europe added more power capacity from renewable sources such as wind and solar than from conventional sources like coal, gas and nuclear, according to twin reports launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).

Mangroves Report Reveals Threats & Opportunities to Global Economy & the Planet
Mangroves Report Reveals Threats & Opportunities to Global Economy & the Planet 13/07/2010

The first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade reveals that rare and critically important mangrove forests continue to be lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based global forests, despite positive restoration efforts by some countries.

Negotiating Instruments to Govern Provision & Use of the Planet's Genetic Resources
Negotiating Instruments to Govern Provision & Use of the Planet's Genetic Resources 12/07/2010

The provision and use of the genetic resources of the planet is the subject of a week long negotiations that started in Montreal, Saturday, with the aim to settle the details of a new global legal agreement to govern the process at a multinational level.

Report Launch 13 July - Building the Economic Case for the Sound Management of Nature-Based Assets
Report Launch 13 July - Building the Economic Case for the Sound Management of Nature-Based Assets 05/07/2010

The TEEB for Business report builds the economic case to assist economies make transformational policy choices.

Zhou Xun and Yann Arthus Bertrand Launch Chinese Version of "Home"
Zhou Xun and Yann Arthus Bertrand Launch Chinese Version of "Home" 05/07/2010

Chinese actress Zhou Xun and French film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand on Monday launched the premiere of the Chinese version of HOME at the Shanghai Expo.

Li Bingbing UNEP Ambassador in China
Li Bingbing UNEP Ambassador in China 04/07/2010

Chinese actress Li Bingbing, was designated Sunday as the first national Goodwill Ambassador in China for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Urgent Action Needed for Pastoralists to Cope with Climate Change
Urgent Action Needed for Pastoralists to Cope with Climate Change 29/06/2010

The effects of climate change and its impact on pastoral communities are now more conspicuous than ever with evidence pointing to increasing levels of migration and conflict over often scarce resources.

Bamako Declaration: Road Map for Africa’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategies
Bamako Declaration: Road Map for Africa’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategies 29/06/2010

In adopting the Bamako Declaration, African Environment ministers made a bold statement of how they expected their respective governments to engage both at the domestic and international level in addressing issues of loss of biodiversity and access to benefit sharing as well as desertification and climate change challenges.

UNEP Launches Campaign to Keep South Sudan Green
UNEP Launches Campaign to Keep South Sudan Green 28/06/2010

Over the next two weeks, 500,000 trees will be planted around the city of Juba, in South Sudan, as part of the Keep Juba Green campaign launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

From Copenhagen to Cancun - Lessons Learnt and Future Opportunities
From Copenhagen to Cancun - Lessons Learnt and Future Opportunities 25/06/2010

The Copenhagen climate summit was neither the breakthrough so many had hoped for, nor the breakdown that seemed possible in the late hours of that final day in December 2009, according to Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director. In an editorial published in the official newsletter of the G-20 Summit, Steiner argues that if fully implemented, agreements reached in Copenhagen could go a long way towards keeping a global temperature rise to 2°C or less by 2050.

Climate Change a Threat to Migratory Species
Climate Change a Threat to Migratory Species 24/06/2010

Migratory species such as turtles and whales are exceptionally vulnerable to climate change, according to preliminary findings from a forthcoming UNEP report;Climate Change Vulnerability of Migratory Species.

Ban Urges Focus on Green Growth and the Millennium Development Goals Ahead of G20 Summit
Ban Urges Focus on Green Growth and the Millennium Development Goals Ahead of G20 Summit 22/06/2010

The United Nations is calling on leaders of the biggest industrialized and developing nations to focus on green growth

Breakthrough in International Year of Biodiversity: Green Light to New Gold Standard Science Policy Body
Breakthrough in International Year of Biodiversity: Green Light to New Gold Standard Science Policy Body 11/06/2010

History was made today in the South Korean port city of Busan, when governments gave the green light to an Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

World Oceans DayOur oceans: opportunities and challenges
World Oceans DayOur oceans: opportunities and challenges 08/06/2010

Billions of dollars and thousands of lives can be saved if we address the loss of marine and coastal biodiversity and ecosystem services through improved governance. This is a key theme of World Oceans Day, celebrated on 8 June 2010 for the second year running.

City of Genoa marks World Environment Day with climate neutral commitment
City of Genoa marks World Environment Day with climate neutral commitment 07/06/2010

The City of Genoa in northern Italy has marked World Environment Day (WED) by joining a UNEP network dedicated to organizations with the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets in the world.

LG Display and client firms to take part in UNEP Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign
LG Display and client firms to take part in UNEP Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign 07/06/2010

The LG Display Company on Monday announced that it will participate with client firms in UNEP's Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign.

African Youth Urge World Leaders to Commit to Protecting Biodiversity Now
African Youth Urge World Leaders to Commit to Protecting Biodiversity Now 05/06/2010

Young people from across Africa called on world leaders on World Environment Day to act now to protect biodiversity

Greening the Blue Website Goes Live in the Run-up to World Environment Day
Greening the Blue Website Goes Live in the Run-up to World Environment Day 04/06/2010

Today, on the eve of World Environment Day 2010, the United Nations is pleased to announce the launch of the Greening the Blue (www.greeningtheblue.org), a new website providing information the UN's progress in improving its internal sustainability performance

Rehabilitating Nature-Based Assets Generates Jobs, Wealth and Restoration of Multi-Trillion Dollar Services
Rehabilitating Nature-Based Assets Generates Jobs, Wealth and Restoration of Multi-Trillion Dollar Services 03/06/2010

Restoring lost and damaged ecosystems can trigger multi-million dollar returns, generate jobs and combat poverty according to a new UNEP report.