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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.

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.