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
Nairobi, 16 September 2009 -- A treaty to protect the ozone layer, which shields all life on Earth from deadly levels of ultra violet rays, has scored a first in the history of international environmental agreements.
Wednesday 16 Sep 2009
Nairobi/Ramallah/Jerusalem, 14 September 2009 --The underground water supplies, upon which 1.5 million Palestinians depend for agricultural and drinking water, are in danger of collapse as a result of years of over-use and contamination that have been exacerbated by the recent conflict.
Tuesday 15 Sep 2009
New York City, September 10, 2009: Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery today announced the launch of its recycling program at seven Starbucks stores in Manhattan. The pilot will test the collection and recycling of coffee cups when combined with old corrugated cardboard (OCC), the most extensively recycled material in the United States. The objective of this program is to develop a cost effective mechanism to close the loop on paper packaging, reducing greenhouse gases and assisting municipalities in reaching their solid waste diversion goals.
Thursday 10 Sep 2009
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
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