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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.

Energy and Agriculture Top Resource Panel's  Priority List for Sustainable 21st Century
Energy and Agriculture Top Resource Panel's Priority List for Sustainable 21st Century 02/06/2010

How the world is fed and fueled will in large part define development in the 21st century as one that is increasingly sustainable or a dead end for billions of people.

UN Climate Change Talks in Bonn
UN Climate Change Talks in Bonn 31/05/2010

The talks are designed to pick up on issues that were not resolved in Copenhagen and to pave the way for the full implementation of climate change action across the globe.

Global Environment Facility and UNEP Meeting Highlight Major Environmental Initiatives
Global Environment Facility and UNEP Meeting Highlight Major Environmental Initiatives 25/05/2010

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that they will be major players at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa with projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of a National Greening Programme.

Headquarters of West Africa Marine Agreement Officially Transferred to Cote D'Ivoire
Headquarters of West Africa Marine Agreement Officially Transferred to Cote D'Ivoire 25/05/2010

The signature of the Headquarters Agreement marks the official transfer of the UNEP-administered Secretariat from Nairobi to Abidjan. Cote d'Ivoire is the depository of the Convention.

From Kigali to Haiti - People around the planet gear up for World Environment Day
From Kigali to Haiti - People around the planet gear up for World Environment Day 25/05/2010

From Hollywood stars to schoolchildren, millions of people on every continent will take action for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day.

World Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity
World Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity 21/05/2010

On 22 May 2010, the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) under the theme 'Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation'.

Christiana Figueres New UN Climate Convention Secretary
Christiana Figueres New UN Climate Convention Secretary 18/05/2010

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Christiana Figueres as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany

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.