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Insurance: Facing the Threats of Rising Natural Disasters While Driving Solutions to the Climate Change Challenge
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
Hot Prospect - Geothermal Electricity Set for Rift Valley Lift-Off in 2009
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
Countries, Cities, Companies and Organizations Pledge Climate Neutrality at UN Climate Conference in Poznan
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
UN Launches E-Learning Initiative in over 160 Developing Countries
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
Boosting the 'Green House' Effect—CDM Reform Key to Climate-Friendly Building and Construction Sector
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
Pioneering UNEP Atlas shows how investing in carbon rich ecosystems can give the double dividend of combating climate change and biodiversity loss
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
Governments and Wildlife Groups Take Soundings on Noise Pollution and Ship Strike Threats to Whales and Dolphins
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
Africa-Wide Action Plan Focus of Year of the Gorilla 2009
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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