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Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting
Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting 24/11/2008

Treaties combating ozone layer damage and climate change can learn from each other in order to maximize economic and environmental benefits.

International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008
International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008 24/11/2008

The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) will be held in Rome, 1-5 December 2008. 300 representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as scientists will come together to discuss urgent conservation responses to address the rapid decline of migratory animal species across the globe

Environment gets a Boost from North American Youth
Environment gets a Boost from North American Youth 21/11/2008

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches today its first-ever North American Youth Network to help combat climate change. Twenty youth representatives, aged 18-22, were selected from the United States and Canada and are convening in Chicago on November 14-16, 2008 to launch UNEP's new Kick the Carbon Habit Education Campaign.

First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia
First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia 19/11/2008

An advanced cutting-edge monitoring station, able to gather crucial data on pollution linked with damage to the Earth's ozone layer is to be established in the Gulf state of Qatar it was announced today.

Paper to be in 'Short Supply' at International Ozone Gathering
Paper to be in 'Short Supply' at International Ozone Gathering 17/11/2008

Paper - free or near paperless conferences may soon be in sight under a pioneering initiative by the Government of Qatar and the UN Environment Programme(UNEP), it was announced today.

Wide Spread and Complex Climatic Changes Outlined in New UNEP Project Atmospheric Brown Cloud Report
Wide Spread and Complex Climatic Changes Outlined in New UNEP Project Atmospheric Brown Cloud Report 13/11/2008

Cities from Beijing to New Delhi are getting darker, glaciers in ranges like the Himalayas are melting faster and weather systems becoming more extreme, in part, due to the combined effects of human-made Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABCs) and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Nations Take Forward Debate on How Best to Put 'Natural Assets' at the Top of the International Political Agenda
Nations Take Forward Debate on How Best to Put 'Natural Assets' at the Top of the International Political Agenda 13/11/2008

Close to 100 nations concluded a review of how science can better guide policy by examining the merits of a new scientific body able to put the loss of biodiversity, ecosystems and their multi-trillion dollar services at the top of the political agenda.

Do You Know a 2009 Champion of the Earth?
Do You Know a 2009 Champion of the Earth? 07/11/2008

Whether it be combating climate change or stemming the accelerating loss of biodiversity or promoting sustainable agriculture and recycling - some people and organizations are making a real and landscape - shifting difference.

Danone, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and  the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Danone, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature 29/10/2008

During the 10th meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands' Conference of Contracting Parties, presently under way in the Republic of Korea, an original and ambitious partnership agreement aimed at fighting global warming has been entered into by the Ramsar Convention, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Danone Group.

ICC and UNEP Host Climate and Resource Efficiency Forum
ICC and UNEP Host Climate and Resource Efficiency Forum 28/10/2008

As the world faces a rash of challenges needing global solutions from food shortages to financial market turbulence, more than 100 leaders from business, government and non-governmental organizations convened in Paris on 23-24 October for a climate change and resource efficiency forum.

Children Raise US$ 21,000 for the Fight Against Climate Change
Children Raise US$ 21,000 for the Fight Against Climate Change 26/10/2008

In a ray of hope amid the current economic crisis, children from around the world have pulled together and raised US$21,000 for the fight against climate change.

Young People Urge World Leaders to Combat Climate Change
Young People Urge World Leaders to Combat Climate Change 23/10/2008

Nearly 90 per cent of young people across the globe think world leaders should do "whatever it takes" to tackle climate change. This is among the top findings of a new poll conducted on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

UN-backed Caring for Climate Initiative Convenes First Meeting of Signatories
UN-backed Caring for Climate Initiative Convenes First Meeting of Signatories 23/10/2008

Representatives of more than 150 corporations, civil society organizations, governments and UN agencies from around the world are gathering in Geneva today for the first gathering of signatories to Caring for Climate, a voluntary global action platform jointly launched in 2007 by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Global Green New Deal - UNEP Green Economy Initiative
Global Green New Deal - UNEP Green Economy Initiative 20/10/2008

Those scheduled to attend include: Achim Steiner, UN Under - Secretary General and Executive Director UNEP, Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mr Pavan Sukhdev, Head of Deutsche Bank's Global Markets business in India; leader of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity study and now also of UNEP's Green Economy initiative.

World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy
World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy 16/10/2008

Climate change and bioenergy are the focus of this year's World Food Day activities, expected to involve over 150 countries. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.

Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 09/10/2008

Young-Woo Park from South Korea joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia 6 October 2008.

Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced
Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced 09/10/2008

Organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November. The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year's shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expressi ...

Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats
Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats 08/10/2008

Expanding nature-based enterprises can increase income for the world's rural poor. This approach, as outlined in the latest World Resources Report 2008, can also develop the rural poor's resilience to social and environmental threats such as climate change.

Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change
Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change 08/10/2008

Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children's art in New York.

Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back
Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back 06/10/2008

A 'lost' lake in Mali and a Kenyan forest that is the water tower for key rivers and lakes in East Africa are among two country projects aimed at bringing significant degraded and denuded ecosystems back from the brink.

German Government Invests $18 Million to Support Clean Energy and Climate Change Adaptation
German Government Invests $18 Million to Support Clean Energy and Climate Change Adaptation 03/10/2008

Germany today boosted its funding for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) earmarking $18 million for the organization's work on clean energy and climate proofing vulnerable economies.