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Historic Treaty to Tackle Toxic Heavy Metal Mercury Gets Green Light
Nairobi, 20 February 2009--A global crackdown on the poisonous pollutant mercury was agreed by environment ministers at the end of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Governing Council.
Friday 20 Feb 2009
One Year Old and One Hundred Strong—Copenhagen becomes the 100th participant of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network
Nairobi, 19 February 2009 – The City of Copenhagen today became the 100th participant of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote global action towards low-carbon economies and societies.
Thursday 19 Feb 2009
Green Revolution with a Capital G is Needed to Feed the World
Nairobi, 17 February 2009 – A seven point plan to reduce the risk of hunger and rising food insecurity in the 21st century is outlined in new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Tuesday 17 Feb 2009
UNEP and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Help Address Environmental Issues by Leveraging Technology
Agreement focuses on facilitating international collaboration and knowledge sharing
Tuesday 17 Feb 2009
Realizing a ‘Green New Deal”
Nairobi, 16 February 2009—One third of the around $2.5 trillion-worth of planned stimulus packages should be invested on ‘greening’ the world economy.
Monday 16 Feb 2009
UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case
Nairobi, 16 February 2009--The importance of realizing a Global Green New Deal and the urgent need for a transition to a low carbon and resource efficient Green Economy are spotlighted in the UNEP Year Book 2009, launched today at an international gathering of environment ministers.
Monday 16 Feb 2009
New Atlas Maps a Blueprint for Kenya’s Green Development
Nairobi, 13 February 2009 – Kenya’s chances of realizing its 2030 vision will depend increasingly on the way the country manages its natural or nature-based assets, a new satellite-based atlas concludes.
Friday 13 Feb 2009
Sporting Events Rally Behind the Climate Neutral Call
Nairobi, 11 February 2009 – It used to be “Swifter, Higher, Stronger” but in the future the Olympic motto may well include “lower” at least as it relates to carbon and curbing climate change.
Wednesday 11 Feb 2009
Hundreds of Millions of South Asians Face Increasing Water Stress
Bangkok/Nairobi, 6 February 2009 (UN/ESCAP Information Services/UNEP) – Over-exploitation, climate change and inadequate cooperation among countries threaten some of the world’s greatest river basins, which sustain around 750 million people.
Monday 09 Feb 2009
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