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Lighting-Up the Climate Change Challenge
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
REDD - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Event
Wednesday, 23 September 2009, 4:30pm- 6:00pm United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber
Thursday 17 Sep 2009
Ozone Treaty Anniversary Gifts Big Birthday Present to Human Health and Combating of Climate Change
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
Resting and Restoring Gaza Strip’s Underground Water Supplies Emerges as Top Priority Says UNEP
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
Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery Launches Foodservice Recycling Pilot at Seven Starbucks Stores in Manhattan
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
Russia must learn from the UK's PPP mistakes, warns transport expert
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
Climate Change—UNEP Points to Accelerated Opportunities for Action
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
Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World’s Ecosystems
Berlin, 2 September 2009 - Investing in restoration and maintenance of the Earth’s multi-trillion dollar ecosystems - from forests and mangroves to wetlands and river basins - can have a key role in countering climate change and climate-proofing vulnerable economies.
Wednesday 02 Sep 2009
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