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UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations  On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems
UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems 05/10/2009

Over the past 50 years, the world has suffered an estimated 60 percent decline in ecosystems services and unprecedented biodiversity loss - caused by unsustainable human activities. Biodiversity loss makes ecosystems more vulnerable to shocks and disturbances, less resilient, and less able to supply humans with critical ecosystem services.

Climate Change - UNEP Points to Accelerated Opportunities for Action
Climate Change - UNEP Points to Accelerated Opportunities for Action 04/09/2009

Faster action on climate change may be possible if nations combine substantial cuts of carbon dioxide emissions alongside accelerated moves across a suite of other greenhouse gases and pollutants.

Biodiversity: Time to See the  Bigger Picture!
Biodiversity: Time to See the Bigger Picture! 05/06/2009

5 June 2009 – World Environment Day, 5 June, sees the unveiling of a new communication initiative on biodiversity brought through a partnership between Airbus, the National Geographic Society and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Three more countries say 'yes' to a low-carbon future on World Environment Day
Three more countries say 'yes' to a low-carbon future on World Environment Day 05/06/2009

Three countries have pledged to promote low-carbon, green growth by joining the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative led by UNEP to promote global action to de-carbonize our economies and societies.

UNEP announces Top African Winner for its 18th Global Painting Competition
UNEP announces Top African Winner for its 18th Global Painting Competition 05/06/2009

The United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for Africa (UNEP-ROA) is today announcing the regional winners of the Eighteenth International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment to mark this year's World Environment Day.

Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way
Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way 04/06/2009

Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation and management of the Earth's forests, peatlands, soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being released to the atmosphere, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

Wader populations decline faster than ever
Wader populations decline faster than ever 21/05/2009

More than half the populations of waders in Europe, West Asia and Africa are declining at an accelerating rate.

Environment-Led Green Revolution Key to Future Food Security in Africa
Environment-Led Green Revolution Key to Future Food Security in Africa 14/05/2009

Delivering food security to an additional 1 billion people in Africa will become ever more challenging over the next four decades unless we manage our natural resources better.

Winners of 2009 SEED Awards Announced
Winners of 2009 SEED Awards Announced 13/05/2009

The winners of the 2009 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development were announced today at a high level award ceremony and reception.

Lake Victoria Communities Could Be Key to Millions of 'Climate' Dollars For Poor Around the World
Lake Victoria Communities Could Be Key to Millions of 'Climate' Dollars For Poor Around the World 11/05/2009

Carbon benefits project will assess levels of carbon stored via sustainable and climate-friendly land management

Five leaders receive first-ever Green Star Awards
Five leaders receive first-ever Green Star Awards 07/05/2009

A Brazilian scientific support centre and a leading Swiss laboratory are among the winners of the inaugural Green Star Awards announced in Brussels today.

Maldives Join the Climate Neutral Network with a Pledge to Become the World's First Carbon Neutral Nation
Maldives Join the Climate Neutral Network with a Pledge to Become the World's First Carbon Neutral Nation 04/05/2009

Maldives join the Climate Neutral Network with a pledge to become the world's first carbon neutral nation

Ban, Barroso: urge 'Seal the Deal!'
Ban, Barroso: urge 'Seal the Deal!' 29/04/2009

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in Brussels last Thursday that the UN is launching a worldwide campaign under the slogan 'Seal the Deal!'

Business Leaders Urge Nations to Seal the Climate Deal in Copenhagen and Build the Green Economy
Business Leaders Urge Nations to Seal the Climate Deal in Copenhagen and Build the Green Economy 23/04/2009

We, the participants of the B4E Summit 2009, recognize that the economic, environmental and social challenges and risks we face demand a new level of leadership and cooperation.

UN Environment Chief Ends Mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory Pledging Environmental Cooperation Across the Divide
UN Environment Chief Ends Mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory Pledging Environmental Cooperation Across the Divide 21/04/2009

Gaza Strip/Nairobi 21 April 2009-UN Under-Secretary General and UN Environment Programme head Achim Steiner today wound up a three-day mission to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank saying he hoped environment could build bridges and foster cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Earth Day Message from Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
Earth Day Message from Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme 21/04/2009

On April 22, we celebrate the Anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, a landmark in the history of the environmental movement - a movement, which gave birth to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1972.

Speech by Achim Steiner on the Global Green Economy and Israel
Speech by Achim Steiner on the Global Green Economy and Israel 20/04/2009

Many of the transformational technological opportunities emerging across the globe right now - from renewables such as wind and solar power to desalination and smart, energy efficient materials and processes - were originally incubated in the world's universities, colleges and research institutes.

Number of entries in Chinese Children's Painting Competition up by One Million from 2008
Number of entries in Chinese Children's Painting Competition up by One Million from 2008 20/04/2009

"Climate Change: Our Challenge" is the theme for the 2009 Chinese Children's Painting Competition on the Environment. Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Luo Hong Foundation:the competition has recorded a significant increase in painting entries, from 1.3 million in 2008 to 2.3 million in 2009.

Powering a Global Green New Deal
Powering a Global Green New Deal 15/04/2009

More than 700 leaders from business, civil society, international organizations and government are set to meet at the Business for the Environment Global Summit in Paris on 22-23 April to discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.

Collapse of Ice Bridge puts Antarctic ice shelf in peril
Collapse of Ice Bridge puts Antarctic ice shelf in peril 07/04/2009

An ice bridge linking the Wilkins ice shelf to two islands in Antarctica has collapsed, triggering warnings that climate change is having a clear impact on the region.