Russia must learn from the UK's PPP mistakes, warns transport expert
Saint Petersburg, Russia -- A large-scale public-private partnership
(PPP) programme in Russia has huge potential to burden public budgets, according to independent British transport commentator and journalist Christian Wolmar speaking at a press conference in Saint Petersburg this week organised by the non-governmental organisations Save Yuntolovo and CEE Bankwatch Network.
Tuesday 08 Sep 2009
Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World’s Ecosystems
Berlin, 2 September 2009 - Investing in restoration and maintenance of the Earth’s multi-trillion dollar ecosystems - from forests and mangroves to wetlands and river basins - can have a key role in countering climate change and climate-proofing vulnerable economies.
Wednesday 02 Sep 2009
100 DAYS: UN CALLS FOR SIGNATURES FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Nairobi, 28 August – The United Nations is calling for millions of online signatures for a climate petition and is launching the first-ever Global Climate Week as part of its Seal the Deal! campaign, 100 days ahead of a crucial UN climate change summit in Copenhagen (COP 15) in December.
Friday 28 Aug 2009
Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature’s Way
Arendal/Mexico City/ Nairobi, 5 June 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.
Friday 05 Jun 2009
Developing states make it in time for the last redistribution of territory since colonial times
May 13th 2009 is the date for one of the major milestones in defining the new world ocean political map. It was until yesterday that most of the states signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) had time to submit their dossiers with information on the limits of the continental shelf, the outermost maritime zone in which coastal states have sovereign rights over the seabed and its precious resources (i.e. oil, gas and mineral deposits) and its environmental richness (i.e. unique ecosystems and biodiversity).
Thursday 14 May 2009
Environment-Led Green Revolution Key to Future Food Security in Africa
NEW YORK/NAIROBI, 14 May 2009 -- Delivering food security to an additional 1 billion people in Africa will become ever more challenging over the next four decades unless more intelligent management of natural resources and emerging opportunities are brought to bear.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Powering a Global Green New Deal
Paris, 15 April 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.
Friday 17 Apr 2009