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Pacific Island Villagers First Climate Change "Refugees"
Montreal, 6 December 2005 - UN Environment Builds Bridges Between Vulnerable Peoples in the Arctic and Small Islands
Monday 12 Dec 2005
Only ten countries are likely to meet their Kyoto obligations
Ten out of 31 countries are likely to meet their Kyoto obligations according to new data from the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC).
Tuesday 06 Dec 2005
"Many Small Voices" - Tropics and Arctic meet at Arctic Day
GRID-Arendal's Polar Programme is organizing a roundtable discussion at the coming UN Climate Convention meeting in Montreal (COP XI). The theme of the roundtable is Climate Change in Vulnerable Regions - the Arctic and Small Island Developing States and will take place on Arctic Day, Tuesday, December 6 in Montréal.
Wednesday 30 Nov 2005
Historic UN Climate Change Conference Begins in Montreal
Bonn, 23 November 2005 - Canada will host the first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Montreal in conjunction with the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention.
Wednesday 30 Nov 2005
CMS on the Move to Conserve Biodiversity
The Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species (COP8) takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from 16 to 25 November 2005 under the banner: On the move to 2010.
Tuesday 22 Nov 2005
UNEP and Beijing Sign Green Games Agreement. Environment Takes Centre Stage in Countdown to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Beijing/Nairobi, 18 November 2005 - An agreement aimed a making the summer Olympics of 2008 environmentally-friendly was signed today signed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG).
Tuesday 22 Nov 2005
Deserts, Drylands and Desertification Through the Eyes of Children
Nairobi, 23 September 2005 – Children from around the world are being invited to express their hopes and fears about the future of the world's deserts and the issue of desertification in general in this year's International Painting Competition on the Environment.
Thursday 29 Sep 2005
Environment & Poverty Times: MDG Issue
Regions of the world facing the most serious decline in the services provided by ecosystems are the same areas showing the slowest progress in achieving the MDGs. Read about this and much more in issue four of the Poverty & Environment Times paper, featuring graphics, case studies and overviews on the Millennium Development Goals, environment and poverty.
Thursday 15 Sep 2005
Water for Near Half the World's Population Under Threat at the Roof of the World
Nairobi/Bangkok, 5 September 2005 - The mountains of Asia, including the mighty Himalayas, are facing accelerating threats from a rapid rise in roads, settlements, overgrazing and deforestation experts are warning in a new report.
Monday 05 Sep 2005
Poverty will make the Great Apes history
Fewer than 250 wild Sumatran orangutans may exist in fifty years, their habitat is disappearing and the devastation of the Asian tsunami has accelerated the rate of destruction.
Thursday 01 Sep 2005
Major Report Stresses Natural Resources as Path Out of Poverty
A report that challenges conventional approaches is released today at a critical moment in the battle against poverty. The report, World Resources 2005: The Wealth of the Poor: Managing Ecosystems to Fight Poverty, stresses the urgent need to look beyond aid projects, debt relief and trade reform and focus on local natural resources to address the crisis of poverty in all parts of the globe.
Thursday 01 Sep 2005
Pedagogy for Online Learning, the international online tutor course
Designed to prepare educators, lecturers and subject professionals to develop, manage, implement, support and moderate online learning and enable them to become active members of an online community.
Monday 15 Aug 2005
Sports Summit for Environment convenes at EXPO 2005 in Japan
Nairobi/Aichi, 29 July 2005 - Representatives of UN agencies, international sports associations and federations will join the Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition, the Chunichi Shimbun, Global Sports Alliance (GSA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Sport Summit for the Environment taking place in Nagoya and EXPO 2005 in Aichi on 30 and 31 July to promote environmental awareness and action among sports enthusiasts worldwide.
Wednesday 03 Aug 2005
Children Challenge World Leaders on the Environment
Aichi, Japan, 29 July 2005 - 600 children from around the world gathered for the UNEP Children’s World Summit for the Environment in Japan are challenging the world’s leaders to pay higher attention to energy, biodiversity, and water and recycling. At the same time they all commit themselves to environmentally friendly actions to make a difference for the future.
Wednesday 03 Aug 2005
Statement by Klaus Toepfer in Response to US-Led Climate Initiative
Nairobi, 28 July 2005—Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today welcomed a plan by the United States to work with Australia and Asian countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Wednesday 03 Aug 2005
Local environmental information system for the city of Pskov has been launched
this interactive web-tool provides citizens of Pskov and other interested users with mapped information about sources of air, water and soil pollution in the city
Wednesday 08 Jun 2005
San Francisco Welcomes WED 2005
As 5 June nears, San Francisco, California, is gearing itself up to celebrate World Environment Day 2005 in style.
Monday 06 Jun 2005
Painting Competition Winners Honoured on WED
Nairobi/San Francisco, 3 June 2005 – A 'green' ark carrying life and hope sails on a grey sea under a polluted sky. Two arrows point along diverging paths towards the future – one bright and green with nations working in harmony, the other towards environmental degradation and death.
Monday 06 Jun 2005
Globalis version 2: Presenting the state of the world
The Norwegian version of the Globalis service has been updated to present indicator statistics on the development status of the world in a new improved format with more charts and easily accessible comparisons. Updates to the Swedish and English versions are expected in 2006.
Wednesday 01 Jun 2005
New vacancy available
GRID-Arendal is seeking a Geo-Scientist for the UNEP Shelf Programme
Thursday 26 May 2005
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