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Poznan, 10 December 2008—Weather-related natural disasters are now outstripping ones linked with earthquakes by an ever widening factor, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and insurers said today.

Thursday 11 Dec 2008

Poznan, 9 December 2008 - A century-old energy technology that taps steam from hot underground rocks is poised for a massive expansion up East Africa’s Rift Valley in the 21st century.

Wednesday 10 Dec 2008

Poznan/Nairobi, 7 December 2008 – As nearly 200 governments are meeting to move forward a new global deal to address climate change at the UN climate conference, an increasing number of countries, cities, companies and organizations are committing to a low-carbon future by joining the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).

Sunday 07 Dec 2008

Berlin, 6 December 2008 – A new UN e-Learning initiative, launched in Berlin today, will offer developing countries opportunities to draw upon a rich array of training and capacity-building resources.

Saturday 06 Dec 2008

Poznan/Nairobi, 6 December 2008 – The huge potential of the building and construction sector for combating climate change remains virtually untapped, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found.

Saturday 06 Dec 2008

Poznan/Nairobi/Cambridge, 5 December 2008 —Maps pinpointing overlaps of high carbon and high biodiversity areas were launched today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Friday 05 Dec 2008

Rome/Bonn/Nairobi, 3 December 2008 --The world’s oceans and seas are becoming noisier as a result of increases in vessels; a rise in seismic surveys and because of the new generation of military sonar , an alliance of wildlife groups said today.

Thursday 04 Dec 2008

Rome, 1 December 2008 – Projects promoting super-efficient ‘Rocket Stoves’, encouraging alternative livelihoods to reduce poaching and federating successful eco-tourism programmes across Africa are among a range of initiatives to be promoted under the Year of the Gorilla 2009.

Monday 01 Dec 2008
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