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Bali (Indonesia), 23 February 2010 – Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less.

Tuesday 23 Feb 2010

Kigali (Rwanda)/Nairobi (Kenya), 17 February 2010 – Rwanda, the East African country that is embracing a transition to a Green Economy, will be the global host of World Environment Day 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

Thursday 18 Feb 2010

Nairobi, 17 February 2010 - The environment will play a key role in this year’s Commonwealth Games with the organizers in Delhi today announcing a series of green measures from boosting energy efficiency and air quality to expanding the city’s forests.

Wednesday 17 Feb 2010

Copenhagen, 19 December 2009 -- After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat climate change ended with a positive outcome.

Saturday 19 Dec 2009

Copenhagen, 15 December 09 – After one of the most wide-ranging and painstaking exercises ever undertaken across the United Nations system, the organization today announced its greenhouse gas footprint as part of a first step to manage these emissions down.

Tuesday 15 Dec 2009

Copenhagen, 14 December 2009 — An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich.

Monday 14 Dec 2009

Copenhagen 13 December - The rapidly changing environment of parts of Europe is chronicled in a new atlas of change, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The significance of global warming and its alterations in Europe’s climate and economy are vividly depicted via ‘before-and-after’ satellite imagery. At the same time, the Atlas provides an important opportunity to show some positive environmental changes thanks to community initiatives on the ground, emphasising the importance of local action to combat climate change.

Sunday 13 Dec 2009

Copenhagen, Nairobi, Kathmandu, 11 December 2009 – Hundreds of millions of people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and in the river basins downstream are being forced to adapt to a new reality: climate change.

Friday 11 Dec 2009

Copenhagen, 7 December 2009 – As the climate talks kick off in Copenhagen, key football nations are teaming up for the planet for the biggest sport event of 2010.

Monday 07 Dec 2009

Paris/Copenhagen, 3 December 2009 – More than 400 climate change negotiators, business leaders, environmental activists and journalists will board the CO2-free Climate Express train on 5 December to the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Friday 04 Dec 2009

Nairobi, 17 November 2009--A rising number of green energy and climate-friendly projects are up and running or being planned across Africa, new figures show.

Tuesday 17 Nov 2009

Nairobi, 10 November 2009 – Outstanding social and environmental projects from South Africa, Colombia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, India and Niger are the winners of the 2009 SEED Gold Awards, the SEED Initiative announced today.

Tuesday 10 Nov 2009

Nairobi, 6 November 2009 – Strengthening, enforcing and clarifying existing laws protecting environment in times of conflict could go a long way towards protecting a country’s natural assets during wars, says a new report by legal experts released today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Friday 06 Nov 2009

Nairobi, 02 November 2009 - The UN-REDD Programme’s third Policy Board welcomed five new countries. Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Sri Lanka are the first to officially request to participate in the UN-REDD Programme, in addition to the initial nine member countries. Nearly 20 countries have expressed interest and more are expected to join.

Tuesday 03 Nov 2009

GRID-Arendal and InterRidge are pleased to announce a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be signed
with GRID-Arendal, to the establishment of a framework for cooperation on a number of marine environmental, scientific and resource issues. This will be the first LoA in which
InterRidge is a signatory. LoA's are routinely used at GRID-Arendal for
non-binding expressions of cooperation.

Monday 02 Nov 2009

Nairobi/Port Ghalib, 2 November 2009 -- Accelerating the contribution of a treaty to protect the ozone layer towards meeting the climate change challenge will take place at the 21st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in the Red Sea resort of Port Ghalib, Egypt, from 4-8 November.

Monday 02 Nov 2009

Nairobi, 16 October 2009—A far more sophisticated approach needs to be taken when developing biofuels as an environmentally-friendly energy option a new report concludes.

Wednesday 21 Oct 2009

Cape Town, Nairobi, Rome, Paris — A ‘Blue Carbon’ fund able to invest in the maintenance and rehabilitation of key marine ecosystems should be considered by governments keen to combat climate change.

Wednesday 14 Oct 2009

Washington DC/Nairobi, 25 September 2009 – A new global initiative to accelerate the uptake of low energy light bulbs and efficient lighting systems was launched today by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Monday 28 Sep 2009

Wednesday, 23 September 2009, 4:30pm- 6:00pm United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber

Thursday 17 Sep 2009
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