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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.

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.

UNEP's Climate Heroes - Adventure and Activism for the Environment
UNEP's Climate Heroes - Adventure and Activism for the Environment 04/06/2009

This long-term platform supports a select group who are undertaking exceptional personal feats, high-profile expeditions and other innovative acts of environmental activism to demonstrate their commitment and to raise awareness for one simple idea: Your planet needs You!

Economic Crisis Hits EU and US Clean Energy As Emerging Economy Investments Rise 27% to $36 billion
Economic Crisis Hits EU and US Clean Energy As Emerging Economy Investments Rise 27% to $36 billion 03/06/2009

$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide - not including large hydro, a new report launched today says.

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.

DHL Express Demonstrates Green Commitment with Special Shipment for UNEP
DHL Express Demonstrates Green Commitment with Special Shipment for UNEP 01/04/2009

DHL Express, the world's leading express delivery company, sent its first carbon neutral express shipments from Africa on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).

Barack Obama launches climate forum to help seal the deal in Copenhagen
Barack Obama launches climate forum to help seal the deal in Copenhagen 31/03/2009

US President Barack Obama has invited 16 major economies to take part in a forum on climate change in a bid to speed up work towards an international climate change agreement.

Business Ready to Work on Building the Low-Carbon Economy
Business Ready to Work on Building the Low-Carbon Economy 31/03/2009

52 companies have joined forces with 34 experts and organizations to create an unprecedented low-carbon prosperity Task Force.

Earth Hour in Africa - Switch Off the Lights to Switch on a Deal in Copenhagen
Earth Hour in Africa - Switch Off the Lights to Switch on a Deal in Copenhagen 27/03/2009

One of Nairobi's most iconic buildings, the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, will be plunged into darkness on Saturday night as part of the global lights out campaign - Earth Hour.

Forest Fires Destroy Kenya's Key Water Catchments
Forest Fires Destroy Kenya's Key Water Catchments 25/03/2009

Extensive forest fires are affecting several of Kenya's key moisture reservoirs including the 400,000-hectare Mau Forest Complex, Kenya's largest forest and the source of water for at least twelve rivers. Important Rift Valley Lakes, including Lake Victoria, the source of the River Nile, depend on the rivers which are fed from the forest.

Waterbird Conservation in North Africa Gets a Boost
Waterbird Conservation in North Africa Gets a Boost 24/03/2009

A new 3-year project on "Strengthening waterbird and wetland conservation capacities in North Africa (WetCap)" is embarking on its first year of implementation as of this month. Within the framework of this project capacity building activities will take place in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Mauritania.

18 Million Dollars Approved Under UN-REDD Programme
18 Million Dollars Approved Under UN-REDD Programme 18/03/2009

A United Nations programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forests and boosting livelihoods in tropical nations has approved $18 million in support of five pilot countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

UNEP calls on peace missions to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices
UNEP calls on peace missions to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices 11/03/2009

The impact of peacekeeping operations on critical natural resources is being highlighted this week at a gathering of military and civilian aid experts at UNEP headquarters.

Scientists look at new evidence that climate change is accelerating
Scientists look at new evidence that climate change is accelerating 10/03/2009

UNEP's 2009 Year Book is in part confirming the concerns of 2,000 scientists meeting this week in Copenhagen over the accelerating pace of climate change.

International Agencies Launch 50% Global Fuel Economy Plan to Key Industry Players at Geneva Motor Show
International Agencies Launch 50% Global Fuel Economy Plan to Key Industry Players at Geneva Motor Show 03/03/2009

A roadmap towards greater global fuel economy that would halve greenhouse gas emissions from cars must be embarked upon immediately, and integrated into financial support for the car industry, according to a joint international agency report issued today.

Mayors of Major African Cities Voice Concerns Over Climate Change
Mayors of Major African Cities Voice Concerns Over Climate Change 27/02/2009

Despite their relatively low contribution to global warming, African cities are being disproportionately affected by rising emissions.

Obama's 'green budget' provides hope for economy & climate change
Obama's 'green budget' provides hope for economy & climate change 27/02/2009

President Barack Obama's plan to bailout the U.S economy relies on a carbon cap-and-trade system that includes an 80 billion dollar investment in renewable energy programmes.

Wangari Maathai calls on armies to join the Billion Tree Campaign
Wangari Maathai calls on armies to join the Billion Tree Campaign 25/02/2009

The world's armies and UN peacekeepers around the globe should join the Billion Tree Campaign as it strives to reach its target of 7 billion trees planted by the end of 2009, according to Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai.

Kilimanjaro Climb to raise Climate Change Awareness
Kilimanjaro Climb to raise Climate Change Awareness 25/02/2009

Youth from impoverished urban areas in Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana will join a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness on climate change.

One Year Old and One Hundred Strong - Copenhagen becomes the 100th participant of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network
One Year Old and One Hundred Strong - Copenhagen becomes the 100th participant of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network 19/02/2009

The City of Copenhagen today became the 100th participant of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote global action towards low-carbon economies and societies.

Beijing Olympics Get Big Green Tick
Beijing Olympics Get Big Green Tick 18/02/2009

The Beijing Olympics met if not exceeded many of its pledges on the environment, according to an assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).