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Friday 13th! Seal the Deal!: Let's Make Our Own Climate Luck
Friday 13th! Seal the Deal!: Let's Make Our Own Climate Luck 13/11/2009

Seal the Deal launches its new social networking tool – the Seal the Deal "Stamp your Avatar" service ahead of the crucial UN climate change talks in Copenhagen this December.

Maldives and Other Climate-Vulnerable Countries Call for Action Ahead of Copenhagen Summit
Maldives and Other Climate-Vulnerable Countries Call for Action Ahead of Copenhagen Summit 13/11/2009

Some of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world called for help this week at a meeting organized by the Maldives, a member of the Climate Neutral Network.

TEEB report released on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policymakers
TEEB report released on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policymakers 13/11/2009

Policy-makers who factor the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into their national and international investment strategies are likely to see far higher rates of return and stronger economic growth in the 21st century, a new report issued today says.

UNEP and Sweden Host Conference on Climate Impact on Kenya
UNEP and Sweden Host Conference on Climate Impact on Kenya 11/11/2009

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga were among those who gathered today in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the impact of climate change in the country and on the African continent.

Further Climate Action Under Ozone Layer Treaty Must Wait
Further Climate Action Under Ozone Layer Treaty Must Wait 10/11/2009

Nations could not in the end reach consensus on the high profile issue of whether a group of gases, currently controlled under the international climate agreement, might be better controlled and phased-down under the ozone treaty.

UNEP Hosts Global Environmental Law and Policy Training
UNEP Hosts Global Environmental Law and Policy Training 10/11/2009

Government officials from 60 countries have met in Nairobi to talk about environmental law and how it can enable a transition to a green economy.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary: Governments Can and must Deliver Strong Copenhagen Deal
UNFCCC Executive Secretary: Governments Can and must Deliver Strong Copenhagen Deal 06/11/2009

Speaking at a press conference in Barcelona, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer reiterated that Copenhagen must result in a strong international climate change deal.

Environmentalists  and Business Leaders Take the Climate Express to Copenhagen
Environmentalists and Business Leaders Take the Climate Express to Copenhagen 05/11/2009

More than 400 climate change negotiators, business leaders and environmental activists will travel together on board the Climate Express train to Copenhagen in a call for world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and binding deal to address climate change when they meet at the UN climate summit in Denmark.

Inter-faith initiative Pushes to Mobilize Billions in fight against climate change
Inter-faith initiative Pushes to Mobilize Billions in fight against climate change 03/11/2009

Nearly one month before the climate talks in Copenhagen begin, a crucial event to reach out to the eighty-five per cent of humanity who follow a religion has kicked off in London's Windsor Castle.

Upgrading Ozone Layer Treaty to Assist in Combating Climate Change Key Issue at International Meeting in Egypt
Upgrading Ozone Layer Treaty to Assist in Combating Climate Change Key Issue at International Meeting in Egypt 02/11/2009

Accelerating the contribution of a treaty to protect the ozone layer towards meeting the climate change challenge will take place at the 21st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in the Red Sea resort of Port Ghalib, Egypt, from 4-8 November.

UN-REDD Programme welcomes five new countries
UN-REDD Programme welcomes five new countries 02/11/2009

Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Sri Lanka join the UN-REDD Programme

All aboard the UN Kyoto-Copenhagen express for climate change
All aboard the UN Kyoto-Copenhagen express for climate change 29/10/2009

Launched by UNEP, the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the global conservation organization WWF, the Train to Copenhagen will roll across the globe through the vast wilds of Russian Siberia and into Europe as part of the UN Seal the Deal! campaign.

Ban lays out criteria for successful Copenhagen gathering on climate change
Ban lays out criteria for successful Copenhagen gathering on climate change 27/10/2009

As just over one month remains before nations converge in Copenhagen to 'seal the deal' on a new climate change agreement, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has laid out his four benchmarks for success at the negotiations in the Danish capital.

Combating Climate Change and Realizing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Economies
Combating Climate Change and Realizing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Economies 26/10/2009

Ways of triggering multi-billion dollar, low carbon technology investments in developing economies are outlined in a new report today. Experts indicate that investments of around US$500 billion a year will be needed to assist developing countries adapt to climate change while powering low carbon growth.

Disney Fairy Declared Honorary Ambassador of Green
Disney Fairy Declared Honorary Ambassador of Green 26/10/2009

She is one of Disney's most popular cartoon characters. Created by J.M. Barrie, the Scottish author best remembered for creating Peter Pan, Tinker Bell the well-loved fairy is reaching new heights with her new designation of "Honorary Ambassador of Green" to help promote environmental awareness in children.

Africa Takes Firm Stance on Climate Change
Africa Takes Firm Stance on Climate Change 23/10/2009

Africa will neither accept replacement of the Kyoto Protocol, nor its merger with any new agreement, say African climate change negotiators meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the last African major preparatory gathering, before the UN Climate Change negotiations in Copenhagen in December.

World Insurers Unite to Cover a Green Economy
World Insurers Unite to Cover a Green Economy 22/10/2009

Global insurers controlling assets worth trillions of US dollars have joined with the world's leading academics in a United Nations-backed survey putting the industry's approach to sustainability and climate risks under forensic examination.

Biofuels - New Report Brings Greater Clarity to Burning Issue
Biofuels - New Report Brings Greater Clarity to Burning Issue 16/10/2009

A far more sophisticated approach needs to be taken when developing biofuels as an environmentally-friendly energy option a new report concludes.

UNEP Hosts African Parliamentarians Summit on Climate Change
UNEP Hosts African Parliamentarians Summit on Climate Change 14/10/2009

President Mwai Kibaki reminded the parliamentarians that they have legitimacy to enact policies and laws to safeguard a safe, healthy and sustainable natural environment that serves the need of humanity as a whole.

Healthy Oceans New Key to Combating Climate Change
Healthy Oceans New Key to Combating Climate Change 14/10/2009

A 'Blue Carbon' fund able to invest in the maintenance and rehabilitation of key marine ecosystems should be considered by governments keen to combat climate change.

Sochi Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup & Norwegian Sport Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call
Sochi Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup & Norwegian Sport Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call 11/02/2009

The 2014 Sochi Olympics, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Rally Norway and the Norwegian Golf Federation have joined UNEP's Climate Neutral Network.