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Governor Schwarzenegger and United Nations Open Governors' Global Climate Summit 2
Governor Schwarzenegger and United Nations Open Governors' Global Climate Summit 2 01/10/2009

As the largest gathering of regional leaders focused on climate solutions, this summit will help to develop cooperative partnerships and promote collaborative actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build green economies and fight global climate change.

UNEP Chiefs Past and Present Seal the Deal!
UNEP Chiefs Past and Present Seal the Deal! 02/07/2009

In an historic first, all five Executive Directors of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) gathered together in Glion, Switzerland for the Global Environmental Governance Forum on 29 June 2009 where they lent their voices to the global UN-led campaign to Seal the Deal on an effective climate agreement in Copenhagen this December. Add your voice to the Seal the Deal campaign by visiting www.sealthedeal2009.org

African Ministers Adopt the Nairobi Declaration on Climate
African Ministers Adopt the Nairobi Declaration on Climate 02/06/2009

The landmark document highlighted the major challenges and opportunities that African countries face in the upcoming negotiations in Copenhagen on a climate agreement that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.

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).

A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model
A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model 18/02/2009

The report, Environment Outlook in the Amazonia: GEO Amazonia, uncovers a revealing panorama of accelerated ecosystem transformation and a marked environmental degradation in this vast region of the South American humid tropics - shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela-which is also the planet's most extensive forest zone.

Realizing a "Green New Deal"
Realizing a "Green New Deal" 16/02/2009

One third of the around $2.5 trillion-worth of planned stimulus packages should be invested on 'greening' the world economy. This would assist in powering the global economy out of recession and onto a Green, 21st century path a new report released today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case
UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case 16/02/2009

The importance of realizing a Global Green New Deal and the urgent need for a transition to a low carbon and resource efficient Green Economy are spotlighted in the UNEP Year Book 2009, launched today at an international gathering of environment ministers.

EU Cities Announce Carbon Cuts as Ban Calls on US, China, India and Europe to Assume Leadership on Climate Change
EU Cities Announce Carbon Cuts as Ban Calls on US, China, India and Europe to Assume Leadership on Climate Change 11/02/2009

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the United States, China, India and the European Union to show "global leadership of the highest order" in tackling climate change. The same day, the EU announced the signing of an agreement to cut carbon emissions

Sochi Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup & Norwegian Sport Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call
Sochi Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup & Norwegian Sport Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call 11/02/2009

The 2014 Sochi Olympics, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Rally Norway and the Norwegian Golf Federation have joined UNEP's Climate Neutral Network.

Thousands of people expected for tree planting in Nairobi
Thousands of people expected for tree planting in Nairobi 10/02/2009

Thousands of people are expected to show up for a tree planting ceremony organized by the UN Environment Programme in Karura Forest on 14 February.

Hundreds of Millions of South Asians Face Increasing Water Stress
Hundreds of Millions of South Asians Face Increasing Water Stress 06/02/2009

Over-exploitation, climate change and inadequate cooperation among countries threaten some of the world's greatest river basins, which sustain around 750 million people.

Secretary-General warns that climate change could lead to economic upheaval
Secretary-General warns that climate change could lead to economic upheaval 06/02/2009

Failure to tackle climate change could lead to insecurity and economic upheaval, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.

Davos Climate Focus: Ban Urges Leaders to Think Green & Steiner Promotes Design for Good
Davos Climate Focus: Ban Urges Leaders to Think Green & Steiner Promotes Design for Good 30/01/2009

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Thursday, called on the world's political and business leaders to use the current economic crisis to commit to a "Green New Deal"

Davos: A Green New Deal for a Post-Crisis World
Davos: A Green New Deal for a Post-Crisis World 29/01/2009

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), is urging Davos delegates to embrace a transition to a low carbon Green Economy.

Obama Administration starts defining climate policy
Obama Administration starts defining climate policy 27/01/2009

Just days after taking office, US President Barack Obama has appointed a climate envoy and cleared the way for new rules to force automakers to produce cleaner cars.

G-20 summit in April will look at boosting low-carbon economy
G-20 summit in April will look at boosting low-carbon economy 27/01/2009

The creation of a low-carbon economy will be high on the agenda at an April summit of the leaders of 20 major economies (G-20).

	 New research shows that two thirds of soot pollution in South Asia comes from biomass combustion
New research shows that two thirds of soot pollution in South Asia comes from biomass combustion 23/01/2009

Two-thirds of the soot particles causing South Asia's Brown Cloud come from biomass combustion such as household cooking and slash-and-burn agriculture, according to new research published in the journal Science.

Food Security, Health & Environment at Risk As Pest Outbreak Looms in West Africa
Food Security, Health & Environment at Risk As Pest Outbreak Looms in West Africa 23/01/2009

The spectre of a food crisis and an environmental emergency is looming in West Africa as tens of millions of caterpillars advance through villages in northern Liberia, destroying crops and sending terrified villagers fleeing from their homes.

Surf's Up for Going Carbon Neutral
Surf's Up for Going Carbon Neutral 23/01/2009

Australia Day - marked nationwide on 26 January - is all about going carbon neutral for some of the country's best-known cities, companies and community initiatives.

Prince Albert II Visits Antarctica to Assess the Effects of Global Warming
Prince Albert II Visits Antarctica to Assess the Effects of Global Warming 09/01/2009

Billion Tree Campaign Patron and UNEP Champion of the Earth Prince Albert II of Monaco has begun a month-long expedition to Antarctica to assess the impact of global warming on the South Pole.