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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.

Blue Carbon Report to Highlight the Importance of Healthy Oceans
Blue Carbon Report to Highlight the Importance of Healthy Oceans 06/10/2009

The world's oceans, seas and marine ecosystems, such as seagrass, salt marshes and coastal wetlands, are daily absorbing and removing large quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. They are a crucial - and perhaps overlooked - natural ally in strategies to combat climate change.

Global Phase Out of Old Bulbs Announced by UN, GEF, and Industry
Global Phase Out of Old Bulbs Announced by UN, GEF, and Industry 25/09/2009

A new global initiative to accelerate the uptake of low energy light bulbs and efficient lighting systems was launched today by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Train from Kyoto to Copenhagen to Raise Awareness of Climate Change Ahead of Crucial UN Conference
Train from Kyoto to Copenhagen to Raise Awareness of Climate Change Ahead of Crucial UN Conference 25/09/2009

The International Union of Railways (UIC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global conservation organization WWF today launched the symbolic one-month and nearly 9,000 kilometre-long train journey from Kyoto to Copenhagen to document the impacts of climate change and raise awareness of low-carbon transport solutions.

World Unites for Global Climate Week
World Unites for Global Climate Week 25/09/2009

Global Climate Week attracted pledges and actions that varied from the quirky, the raucous, the symbolic and the serious. In Nepal, youth social activists, street children, artists, writers and sculptors congregated in a World Heritage site in Kathmandu to paint green messages and one driver went around the capital city on a cycle brandishing the message, "Save Earth, We Have Nowhere Else To Go!!

Impacts of Climate Change Coming Faster and Sooner: New Science Report Underlines Urgency for Governments to Seal the Deal in Copenhagen
Impacts of Climate Change Coming Faster and Sooner: New Science Report Underlines Urgency for Governments to Seal the Deal in Copenhagen 24/09/2009

The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). Newly emerging science points to events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously been thought.

One Year On - Many Countries Factoring Environmental Investments into Economic Stimulus Packages
One Year On - Many Countries Factoring Environmental Investments into Economic Stimulus Packages 24/09/2009

A Global Green New Deal update by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), launched as G20 nations meet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, shows that over a third of China's recovery spending is being focused on areas ranging from railways and water infrastructure to energy efficiency and renewables like wind and solar.

At General Assembly Opening Ban Calls on Leaders to Unite to Combat Climate Change Humanity's Greatest Challenge
At General Assembly Opening Ban Calls on Leaders to Unite to Combat Climate Change Humanity's Greatest Challenge 23/09/2009

The world's most pressing issues, including Climate Change, the greatest challenge of our time, can only be solved when countries unite through the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered for the opening of the General Assembly, Wednesday.

UN Climate Neutral Network Announces New Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future
UN Climate Neutral Network Announces New Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future 23/09/2009

From cities to cooperatives and from railways to postal services, industry and civil society associations have pledged to significantly reduce their carbon footprint and promote greener living by joining the Climate Neutral Network led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Role of forests in lowering global emissions to be discussed at UN High-Level Event
Role of forests in lowering global emissions to be discussed at UN High-Level Event 22/09/2009

REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation): The United Nations Secretary-General's High Level Event, held on the occasion of the 64th United Nations General Assembly

UN's Billion Tree Campaign Hits its Seven Billion Goal Target
UN's Billion Tree Campaign Hits its Seven Billion Goal Target 21/09/2009

The global public's desire to see action on climate change was clearly spotlighted today with the announcement that the Billion Tree Campaign has reached 7 billion trees-one for every person on the planet.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador 20/09/2009

Nairobi/New York, 20 September 2009 - The face of some of the world's most exclusive products is to become the new face of global environmental action. Brazil-born Gisele Bündchen, among the most recognized top models of all time, has been designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Arctic - By Ban Ki-moon
The Arctic - By Ban Ki-moon 20/09/2009

First published in the New York Times on September 17, 2009 Two weeks ago, I visited the Arctic. I saw the remains of a glacier that just a few years ago was a majestic mass of ice. It had collapsed. Not slowly melted - collapsed. I traveled nine hours by ship from the world's northernmost settlement to reach the polar ice rim. In just a few years, the same ship may be able to sail unimpeded all the way to the North Pole. The Arctic could be virtually ice - free by 2030.

Billion Tree Campaign to Hit New Heights
Billion Tree Campaign to Hit New Heights 18/09/2009

The Billion Tree Campaign has mobilized millions of people around the planet over the last three years, from scouts to presidents and from Soweto to San Francisco.

UN Launches Global Climate Week: Hamburg Starts Week of Activities to Combat Climate Change
UN Launches Global Climate Week: Hamburg Starts Week of Activities to Combat Climate Change 18/09/2009

The first-ever Global Climate Week was officially launched today in the German city of Hamburg, kicking off a week of synchronised activity around the world for urgent action to combat climate change.

Hollywood joins politicians, artists and environmentalists in hard-hitting UN campaign to combat climate change
Hollywood joins politicians, artists and environmentalists in hard-hitting UN campaign to combat climate change 18/09/2009

Climate change is here and threatens us all, say Hollywood actors, film directors, environmentalists and politicians in a new UN public service announcement series, launched today.

Whether it Helps or Hurts the Economy, Global Public Wants Governments to Act on Climate Change
Whether it Helps or Hurts the Economy, Global Public Wants Governments to Act on Climate Change 17/09/2009

Over sixty percent of people around the world believe combating climate change will be good for the economy. And even if the economy is harmed, a similar number of people believe governments should act anyway to address climate change.