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Soil Organisms Aid Crop Productivity by Increasing Yields
Soil Organisms Aid Crop Productivity by Increasing Yields 18/05/2010

Soil-living bacteria and fungi can be used to boost crop yields by more than 50 per cent without the use of fertilizers, an international research project has found.

Media Advisory: UNEP Green Economy Report:  A Preview
Media Advisory: UNEP Green Economy Report: A Preview 13/05/2010

Multi-billion dollar fisheries are collapsing in many parts of the world—it is emerging as one of the great market failures with serious ramifications for economies; communities and the wider environment.

New UNEP Launch on the Future of the Clean-Tech Revolution
New UNEP Launch on the Future of the Clean-Tech Revolution 11/05/2010

Global demand for metals like copper and aluminum has doubled in the past 20 years. Unless recycling rates are intensified for these and other critical metals, they will be unavailable for future use.

Strengthening Opportunities and Decision - Making for Sustainable Management of Islands
Strengthening Opportunities and Decision - Making for Sustainable Management of Islands 10/05/2010

New Database Brings Together Vital Data on Biodiversity to Climate Change Covering 70,000 Islands

Norway Backs UNEP's Transformational Strategy with More than $30 Million-Worth of New Support
Norway Backs UNEP's Transformational Strategy with More than $30 Million-Worth of New Support 07/05/2010

In a move signalling strong support for the policies, plans and reform agenda of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Government of Norway has committed NOK 100 million (US$34 million) for 2010/2011 towards the organization's forward-looking work programme and its Medium Term Strategy (MTS).

Multimillion Dollar Response to Mau Appeal  Brings Restoration Hope to Kenya and the Region
Multimillion Dollar Response to Mau Appeal Brings Restoration Hope to Kenya and the Region 05/05/2010

Donors Wednesday pledged approximately USD $10 million in support of the Kenyan Government's appeal to save the vital Mau Forest Complex, at a Partners Forum convened by the Kenyan Government and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

From Global Green New Deal to Global Green Recovery
From Global Green New Deal to Global Green Recovery 03/05/2010

Asia and in particular China and the Republic of Korea are pioneering an economic and employment recovery based in part on significant investments in a Green Economy.

Green Economy Takes Centre Stage at UNEP 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards
Green Economy Takes Centre Stage at UNEP 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards 22/04/2010

The 2010 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations' highest awards for environmental leadership, were announced today. The six winners, drawn from the worlds of government, science, business and entertainment, each exemplify how action, inspiration, personal commitment and creativity can catalyze a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st-century Green Economy.

One Third of Countries Show Promising Gains in Low Carbon Economic Growth Since the Copenhagen Climate Accord
One Third of Countries Show Promising Gains in Low Carbon Economic Growth Since the Copenhagen Climate Accord 21/04/2010

The 2010 Climate Competitiveness Index, the most comprehensive study to date of national progress to create green jobs and economic growth through low carbon products and services, shows that in spite of uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low carbon growth strategies in the first quarter of 2010.

More Entrants Than Ever in Chinese Children's Painting Competition
More Entrants Than Ever in Chinese Children's Painting Competition 15/04/2010

The 2010 Chinese Children's Painting Competition, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), broke all records with 2.6 million entrants this year, up from 2.3 million last year.

Climate change negotiators agree on intensified UNFCCC negotiating schedule for 2010
Climate change negotiators agree on intensified UNFCCC negotiating schedule for 2010 12/04/2010

The UN's top climate change official called on governments to overcome differences, and work for greater clarity on what can be decided in the course of 2010 in the UN Climate Change negotiations.

Greening the Global Economy-the Role of Environmental Impact Assessments
Greening the Global Economy-the Role of Environmental Impact Assessments 08/04/2010

One of the key goals of the conference - hosted for the first time by a UN agency - is to present the tools and methods that will help countries to assess and identify which green investments to make.

Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment
Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment 01/04/2010

With the signing of the final agreement, the Western Indian Ocean region becomes one of the three regional seas in the world to have a regional agreement focused on the control of land-based activities

UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 31/03/2010

41 industrialised countries have formally communicated their economy-wide targets to the UNFCCC.

Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Training Package Now available
Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Training Package Now available 30/03/2010

IEA is a process of gathering and analyzing information on the key interactions between the natural environment and human society that can be useful for policy-making and future planning.

UN To Dim Lights For 'Earth Hour'
UN To Dim Lights For 'Earth Hour' 26/03/2010

The United Nations will observe 'Earth Hour' this Saturday at its Headquarters in New York and in other offices around the world to show its continuing commitment to action on climate change.

Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions 22/03/2010

The world's cities now have a common method for calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their boundaries.

From Climate Change to Securing Sustainable Employment: Key Issues Facing the Arab Region
From Climate Change to Securing Sustainable Employment: Key Issues Facing the Arab Region 16/03/2010

Multiple challenges are facing the Arab region from climate change and food insecurity to decreasing water availability and unemployment according to a new assessment by UNEP.

Climate change and POPs focus of new international study
Climate change and POPs focus of new international study 12/03/2010

The UNEP Stockholm Convention Secretariat has announced a major international study into the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment.

Indian Premier League Goes Green
Indian Premier League Goes Green 11/03/2010

Tipped to become the single largest environmental awareness campaign in the Indian subcontinent, Batting for the Environment is a partnership between the IPL and UNEP.