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Global Finance Community Joins UN to Tackle Climate Change
New York, 10 May 2005 – An unprecedented grouping of pension funds, foundations, European investors and US state treasurers have joined today with the United Nations to back a new call for urgent action by the global investment community to tackle the threat of climate change.
Thursday 19 May 2005
Mine Plan Agreed to Tackle Pollution Time-Bombs
Napoca/Nairobi, 13 May 2005 – An historic strategy to reduce the environmental risks of mining in Eastern Europe is to be adopted today by governments attending an international conference in Romania.
Thursday 19 May 2005
Environment and Security Conference in Romania
Sub-Regional Conference on Reducing Environment and Security Risks from Mining in South Eastern Europe and Tisza River Basin
Thursday 12 May 2005
A Green Deal for Cities
Mayors from Across the World Mark World Environment Day with Urban Accords
Tuesday 10 May 2005
Global Finance Community Joins UN to Tackle Climate Change
Institutional investors managing USD 3.22 trillion back new call for action at 2005 Investor Summit on Climate Risk
Tuesday 10 May 2005
New Iraqi Marshlands Restoration & Clean Water Projects in Southern Iraq
New York, 20 April 2005 – The goal of restoring the environment and providing clean water and sanitation services to some 85,000 people living in the marshlands of southern Iraq moved a step closer today.
Thursday 21 Apr 2005
The on-line Popular report “State of the Environment in the Republic of Belarus” was launched in Minsk.
The electronic version of the Popular report “State of the Environment in the Republic of Belarus” was officially launched on April 6, 2005.
Thursday 21 Apr 2005
UNEP Names Seven "Champions of the Earth"
New environmental award recognizes outstanding and innovative leaders
Thursday 14 Apr 2005
ENVSEC - New Progress Report
During its first full year of operation, ENVSEC (Environment and Security) has significantly advanced in a number of thematic areas and geographical regions as well as with cross-cutting work.
Monday 11 Apr 2005
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment launched
Experts warn ecosystem changes will continue to worsen, putting global development goals at risk. A landmark study released today reveals that approximately 60 percent of the ecosystem services that support life on Earth – such as fresh water, capture fisheries, air and water regulation, and the regulation of regional climate, natural hazards and pests – are being degraded or used unsustainably. Scientists warn that the harmful consequences of this degradation could grow significantly worse in the next 50 years. GRID-Arendal has produced the graphics for the report.
Wednesday 30 Mar 2005
Celebrating Women As Custodians of the Environment
By Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 8 March 2005
Friday 11 Mar 2005
After the Tsunami – Rapid Environmental Assessment
UNEP launches report on the impact on the environment after the tsunami
Thursday 03 Mar 2005
Arctic development and climate change threaten some of planet’s last wild coasts
Less than one percent of critically important coastal areas protected says new UNEP report.
Friday 25 Feb 2005
The Kyoto Protocol – a new era starts today
After more than 10 years of negotiations, the Kyoto Protocol finally becomes legally binding for the countries that have ratified it.
Wednesday 16 Feb 2005
World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR) 18-22 Januar 2005, Kobe, Japan
Stor FN konferanse om katastrofereduksjon
Tuesday 01 Feb 2005
Asian Tsunami Inflicts Multi Million Dollar Damage on Indonesia’s Environment
New report provides important lessons for Kobe conference ending on good progress re- environment and disaster risk reduction.
Friday 21 Jan 2005
Issue 3 of Poverty & Environment Times released
This edition features articles covering a wide range of disaster-related issues ranging from prevention early warning and preparedness to relief and reconstruction.
Wednesday 12 Jan 2005
GRID-Arendal presents the UNEP Shelf Programme at the SIDS Mauritius 2005
A donor meeting, a side event and an exhibition are among the activities organized by GRID-Arendal during this five-day international meeting to create awareness about the UNEP Shelf Programme
Friday 07 Jan 2005
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