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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
Climate Change—UNEP Points to Accelerated Opportunities for Action
Geneva/Nairobi, 4 September 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.
Friday 04 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
UNEP ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE GLOBAL CHILDREN’S PAINTING COMPETITION
Nairobi, 14 August 2009 – A nine-year-old girl from Siberia, Russia, has won this year’s Global Painting Competition on the Environment, beating more than two million entries from around the world with her striking depiction of two planets.
Friday 14 Aug 2009
Action on HFC Gases ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ Opportunity to Combat Climate Change Says UN Environment Chief
Nairobi, 22 June 2009—A scientific paper, highlighting the need to accelerate action over a group of gases known as Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) as part of the climate change agenda, was today welcomed by the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Monday 22 Jun 2009
Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter
Washington DC/Nairobi, 8 June 2009 – From discarded fishing gear to plastic bags to cigarette butts, a growing tide of marine litter is harming oceans and beaches worldwide, says a new report.
Monday 08 Jun 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
The United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre will launch a new 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership website
Cambridge, UK – The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010 BIP) is a global initiative, funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) that brings together over 40 international organizations to develop biodiversity indicators and assess biodiversity loss. The 2010 BIP Secretariat, hosted by the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, will launch a new version of its website on the International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2009.
Tuesday 26 May 2009
UNEP Head Applauds Rwandan President’s Visionary Green Economy Address
Kigali, 21 May 2009 – Putting the environment at the centre of Africa’s economic future must be a priority for the Continent, the President of the Republic of Rwanda urged today at an historic meeting of finance and environment ministers.
Thursday 21 May 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
WHO Warns of Growing Chemical Risks to Developing World
GENEVA, 13 May – The World Health Organisation says the growing dangers posed by chemical use in developing countries are putting worsening strain on health professionals.
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Five leaders receive first-ever Green Star Awards
Brussels, 7 May 2009 – A Brazilian scientific support centre and leading Swiss laboratory are among the winners of the inaugural Green Star Awards announced in Brussels today.
Thursday 07 May 2009
Geneva to host Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants from 4 to 8 May
Geneva, Switzerland, 4 May 2009 – Ministers and officials from 150 governments are meeting this week to advance global efforts to rid the world of some of the most hazardous chemicals produced by humankind.
Thursday 30 Apr 2009
University of Geneva and UNEP to Coordinate European project to Boost Lives and Livelihoods of 160 Million People
Geneva, 27 April 2009 - A state-of-the art monitoring and assessment system is to be deployed for the Black Sea, it was announced today.
Monday 27 Apr 2009
Business Leaders Urge Nations to Seal the Climate Deal in Copenhagen and Build the Green Economy
Paris/Nairobi, 23 April 2009 - Sealing a comprehensive climate deal in 2009 will be crucial for the future health of business and societies across the world, a gathering of senior business leaders said today at the close of the Business for the Environment (B4E) summit in Paris.
Thursday 23 Apr 2009
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Damaged Infrastructure Key Focus of UN Environment Chief’s Mission to Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip/Nairobi 21 April, 2009--The United Nations Environment head today visited the Gaza Strip in advance of an international mission to assess the impact of the recent conflict on the environmental infrastructure of the region.
Tuesday 21 Apr 2009
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Damaged Infrastructure Key Focus of UN Environment Chief’s Mission to Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip/Nairobi 21 April, 2009--The United Nations Environment head today visited the Gaza Strip in advance of an international mission to assess the impact of the recent conflict on the environmental infrastructure of the region.
Tuesday 21 Apr 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
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