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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.

India hopes to set new one-day tree planting record
India hopes to set new one-day tree planting record 11/08/2009

On Wednesday August 12, villagers in the small city of Dungarpur in Southern India will attempt to plant 600,000 trees in one day, a feat which if they accomplish, could earn them a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Ban to visit Arctic ice rim in latest push for action on climate change
Ban to visit Arctic ice rim in latest push for action on climate change 31/07/2009

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he will head to the Arctic polar ice rim late next month as part of his ongoing efforts to push for action ahead of a major climate change conference to be held in December in Copenhagen.

Nairobi festivals go green for UN climate campaign
Nairobi festivals go green for UN climate campaign 31/07/2009

The cry "Come on let's Seal the Deal!" rang out over Nairobi on 1-2 August in an effort to recruit supporters for a crucial climate change campaign.

Trees on Farms Key to Climate and Food-Secure Future
Trees on Farms Key to Climate and Food-Secure Future 24/07/2009

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are calling for the widespread uptake of 'green' agricultural practices that will deliver multiple benefits to the world's rapidly growing populations

Climate Neutrality with Honours
Climate Neutrality with Honours 23/07/2009

Six universities from the US, UK, Spain and China have become the first academic institutions to come on board the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) - an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote global action to de-carbonize our economies and societies.

Blue Helmets Go Green
Blue Helmets Go Green 22/07/2009

The UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is doing its part for the Billion Tree Campaign.

Biggest-Ever Youth Gathering on Climate Change  to Call for Real Action in Copenhagen
Biggest-Ever Youth Gathering on Climate Change to Call for Real Action in Copenhagen 20/07/2009

Emerging leaders representing three billion people, the children and youth of the planet, will converge on the Republic of Korea to voice their demands for action on climate change at the Copenhagen meeting.

Iraq moves forward on ozone protection
Iraq moves forward on ozone protection 17/07/2009

Iraq wants to eliminate ozone depleting substances (ODS) such as CFCs from its refrigeration and foam industries by 1 January 2010 in accordance with the target set under the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty set up to protect the ozone layer.

Five UN Heads of Agencies Seal the Deal!
Five UN Heads of Agencies Seal the Deal! 16/07/2009

The heads of five international organizations have joined the international campaign to galvanize public support for a successful outcome to UN-sponsored climate change negotiations by signing a global petition addressed to world leaders.

Collaborating on Climate Change - Ozone and Global Warming Experts Get Closer on Common Challenge of F-Gases
Collaborating on Climate Change - Ozone and Global Warming Experts Get Closer on Common Challenge of F-Gases 16/07/2009

An historic meeting, bringing together experts on the ozone layer and ones on climate change has been concluded this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

World's First International Commission on Ecosystem Loss Launched in Nairobi
World's First International Commission on Ecosystem Loss Launched in Nairobi 16/07/2009

You are invited to attend the launch of the world's first international commission on the catastrophic loss of the world's ecosystems. Legislators will argue that Governments are failing to stop the destruction of the world's ecosystems at a summit in Nairobi on the 18/19 July.

UN Secretary-General calls for more ambitious targets as G8 Summit ends
UN Secretary-General calls for more ambitious targets as G8 Summit ends 10/07/2009

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the G8 agreement on a long term goal to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, but says it is still not enough to reach a fair, effective climate agreement in Copenhagen Summit in December.

G8 leaders agree to global warming goals
G8 leaders agree to global warming goals 09/07/2009

Hopes that a comprehensive climate agreement can be agreed in Copenhagen in December were given encouragement after leaders of the world's eight major economic powers agreed to broad goals for reducing global warming at the G8 meeting in L'Aquila.

UN Environment Head says World at Green Economy Crossroads on Eve of G8 Summit
UN Environment Head says World at Green Economy Crossroads on Eve of G8 Summit 09/07/2009

In a keynote address to Chatham House in London, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said G8 leaders have a golden opportunity to focus political action towards powering forward a Green Economy future.

Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter
Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter 08/06/2009

From discarded fishing gear to plastic bags to cigarette butts, a growing tide of marine litter is harming oceans and beaches worldwide, says a new report.

World Oceans Day: Protecting Oceans Around the Globe
World Oceans Day: Protecting Oceans Around the Globe 08/06/2009

UNEP is working to protect oceans all around the planet - for World Oceans Day, here is an overview of some of the UNEP programmes around the world.

Green Economy Day for World Environment Day 2009 as Mexico Announces Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Cuts and Five New Protected Areas
Green Economy Day for World Environment Day 2009 as Mexico Announces Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Cuts and Five New Protected Areas 07/06/2009

Echoing the 'Healing the Earth' ceremonies of Mexico's ancient Mayan civilization, President Calderon announced on World Environment Day his government's landmark plans to combat climate change alongside the establishment of new protected areas.