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Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year
Looking Towards Forging a Climate Pact in Mexico Next Year 23/12/2009

New York, 22 December -While most countries are not happy with the outcome of this month's summit on climate change in Copenhagen, "really good progress" was made towards a binding agreement "to save the world," with the United Nations leading the way to possible adoption at next year's meeting in Mexico, UN General Assembly President Ali Treki said yesterday.

Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks
Nations Seal a Deal on Climate Change at UN Talks 19/12/2009

Copenhagen, 19 December 2009-After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.

Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen
Going for a Green New Deal in Copenhagen 18/12/2009

At an event entitled 'Green Economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal at the UN Climate talks in Copenhagen', Brazil, the Republic of Korea, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo explained how green jobs, growth and sustainability are essential for their very survival and future economic growth.

Designer Vivienne Westwood & Artist Maya Lin Call for Crucial Forest Agreement at COP 15
Designer Vivienne Westwood & Artist Maya Lin Call for Crucial Forest Agreement at COP 15 17/12/2009

Heads of state from Guyana, Gabon and Papua New Guinea, as well as artists, and fashion designers turned out in force for the world's forests at a special gala event in Copenhagen.

Making a Case for Climate Neutrality
Making a Case for Climate Neutrality 17/12/2009

From entire countries pledging climate neutrality to companies that have proposed numerous solutions to decrease "digital carbon", the pioneering examples of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and promoting "green growth" at all levels are presented in a new publication "A Case for Climate Neutrality".

REDD+ Gala Brings Together Broad Cross Section of REDD Supporters
REDD+ Gala Brings Together Broad Cross Section of REDD Supporters 16/12/2009

Deforestation is responsible for around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. That's more than all the world's cars and trucks combined. Rainforests do a great deal to aid the environment, absorbing carbon, purifying water and playing home to species diversity. They do it essentially for free.

Maathai Presents People's Orb to World Leaders at COP 15 with a Strong Call to Seal the Deal!
Maathai Presents People's Orb to World Leaders at COP 15 with a Strong Call to Seal the Deal! 15/12/2009

Moments following her induction as UN Messenger of Peace, Nobel Laureate and UNEP Patron of the Billion Tree Campaign, Wangari Maathai, addressed the opening of the High Level Segment of the UN climate conference, calling on leaders to reach a fair, ambitious and legally-binding agreement in Copenhagen.

Billion Tree Campaign Patron Wangari Maathai Appointed UN Messenger Of Peace
Billion Tree Campaign Patron Wangari Maathai Appointed UN Messenger Of Peace 15/12/2009

Copenhagen, 15 December - The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and green advocate Wangari Maathai became a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today.

UN announces greenhouse gas footprint in first step to cutting emissions
UN announces greenhouse gas footprint in first step to cutting emissions 15/12/2009

After one of the most wide-ranging and painstaking exercises ever undertaken across the United Nations system, the organization today announced its greenhouse gas footprint as part of a first step to manage these emissions down.

UNEP and ICLEI launch the carbonn climate centre
UNEP and ICLEI launch the carbonn climate centre 15/12/2009

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) join forces to create the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change
Viet Nam's Rich Mekong and Red River Deltas Face Severe Flooding from Climate Change 15/12/2009

Climate change will have serious consequences for Viet Nam's Mekong and Red River Deltas - two key rice and agricultural producing areas in the country - unless global warming is addressed.

Ocean Acidification from CO2 Emissions Causes Substantial Irreversible Damage to Ocean Ecosystems
Ocean Acidification from CO2 Emissions Causes Substantial Irreversible Damage to Ocean Ecosystems 14/12/2009

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity released today a major study, Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biological Diversity.

'The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning' documentary shown at COP15
'The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning' documentary shown at COP15 14/12/2009

UNEP and Canada's Polar Cap Productions, Inc. (PCP) are pleased to announce the COP15 screenings of Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning

Wind Energy Can Meet 65% of Tabled 2020 Emissions Reductions by Industrialised Countries
Wind Energy Can Meet 65% of Tabled 2020 Emissions Reductions by Industrialised Countries 14/12/2009

Against the backdrop of the ongoing climate negotiations in Copenhagen, the Global Wind Energy Council today released calculations showing that wind energy alone could achieve up to 65% of the emissions reductions pledges by industrialised countries.

Thousands of protesters rally around the world to call for an ambitious and effective climate deal
Thousands of protesters rally around the world to call for an ambitious and effective climate deal 13/12/2009

Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Saturday waving placards and banners reading, "There is no planet B," and "Nature doesn't Compromise" demanding a bold climate deal, as talks enter their second week at the UN Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen.

Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation
Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation 13/12/2009

An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich

European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities shows impact of global warming seen from space
European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities shows impact of global warming seen from space 13/12/2009

The rapidly changing environment of parts of Europe is chronicled in a new atlas of change, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Bringing Climate Change Testimonies  to the Heart of COP15
Bringing Climate Change Testimonies to the Heart of COP15 12/12/2009

UNEP launches in Copenhagen the UN Climate Wall, an installation embedded with over 100 authentic testimonies and real-life stories describing how climate change is impacting the lives of populations around the world.