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UN Climate Change Negotiations result in more clarity on 'bricks and mortar' of Copenhagen agreed outcome
UN Climate Change Negotiations result in more clarity on 'bricks and mortar' of Copenhagen agreed outcome 09/10/2009

The penultimate negotiating session before the historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December wrapped up Friday in the Thai capitol Bangkok with progress made on what needs to constitute the "bricks and mortar" of the Copenhagen agreed outcome, but a continuing lack of clarity on key deliverables to make a successful international climate change deal workable.

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.

Ozone Treaty Anniversary Gifts Big Birthday Present to Human Health and Combating of Climate Change
Ozone Treaty Anniversary Gifts Big Birthday Present to Human Health and Combating of Climate Change 16/09/2009

A treaty to protect the ozone layer, which shields all life on Earth from deadly levels of ultra violet rays, has scored a first in the history of international environmental agreements.

Closing the Gap Between Science and Policy-Making for Sustainable Development
Closing the Gap Between Science and Policy-Making for Sustainable Development 16/09/2009

- Professor Joseph Alcamo, whose work and research has contributed greatly to some of the landmark global assessments of the past 15 years, has been appointed UNEP's Chief Scientist.

Broadcasters Unite in Fight Against Climate Change
Broadcasters Unite in Fight Against Climate Change 07/09/2009

Broadcasters from around the world have joined forces to combat climate change, acknowledging their essential role as opinion influencers and urging the industry to set quantifiable targets for a reduced carbon footprint.

Address by Achim Steiner to the High-Level Segment of the 3rd World Climate Conference
Address by Achim Steiner to the High-Level Segment of the 3rd World Climate Conference 04/09/2009

In his speech to the World Climate Conference, Achim Steiner says we must urgently deploy science to understand climate change, and marshal all possible solutions.

Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World's Ecosystems
Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World's Ecosystems 02/09/2009

Investing in restoration and maintenance of the Earth's multi-trillion dollar ecosystems - from forests and mangroves to wetlands and river basins - can have a key role in countering climate change and climate-proofing vulnerable economies.

From Polar ice rim, Ban Ki-moon calls for urgent action on climate change
From Polar ice rim, Ban Ki-moon calls for urgent action on climate change 02/09/2009

Standing on rapidly melting polar ice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world for urgent measures to be taken to combat climate change to protect the planet for future generations.

UN Secretary-General on Climate Change Awareness Expedition in Arctic
UN Secretary-General on Climate Change Awareness Expedition in Arctic 01/09/2009

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday observed firsthand the effects of climate change when he visited Svalbard, an Arctic Archipelago midway between Norway and the North Pole.

Young People Step Up Pressure on World Leaders to Clinch a Crucial Climate Deal in Copenhagen
Young People Step Up Pressure on World Leaders to Clinch a Crucial Climate Deal in Copenhagen 23/08/2009

Rallies in 100 cities will be organized by young people across the world as part of a major push to persuade governments to Seal a meaningful Deal at the crucial UN climate convention meeting in Copenhagen in just under 110 days time.

Less Talk, More Action on Climate Change,  Young People urge World Leaders
Less Talk, More Action on Climate Change, Young People urge World Leaders 20/08/2009

Young people from around the globe today called on world leaders to take radical measures against climate change.

The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning to screen in Copenhagen during the United Nations Climate Change Conference
The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning to screen in Copenhagen during the United Nations Climate Change Conference 18/08/2009

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is partnering with Canada's Polar Cap Production's, Inc. to present Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning in Copenhagen during this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 7 to 18, 2009.

For one week in late October, Cape Town will be one of the greenest business cities on Earth
For one week in late October, Cape Town will be one of the greenest business cities on Earth 13/08/2009

For one week in late October, Cape Town will become one of the greenest business cities on Earth as the City Government joins hands with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and a range of partner organizations for an action-packed Green Week.

UNEP Signs Agreement To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics
UNEP Signs Agreement To Help Green The Sochi 2014 Olympics 09/06/2009

In an effort to green the Sochi Olympics in 2014, UNEP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian Olympic organizers to help and advise them on making the Games environmentally friendly.