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Investing in Arid Zone Forests Can Reduce Poverty and Help Transition Towards Green Economy
Nairobi, 17 June 2011—Today, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joins hands with the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and dryland countries and communities across the globe.
Friday 17 Jun 2011
Complementary Action to Curb ‘Soot’ and ‘Smog’ Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise to 2 Degrees or Less
Bonn, 14 June 2011 - Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may help limit near term global temperature rise and significantly increase the chances of keeping temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, and perhaps even 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new assessment says.
Tuesday 14 Jun 2011
WED 2011 Spotlights Enormous Economic and Human Benefits from Boosting Funding for Forests
Delhi/Nairobi/World, 5 June 2011 – Investing an additional US$40 billion a year in the forestry sector could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140 per cent by 2050, and catalyze the creation of millions of new jobs according to a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Sunday 05 Jun 2011
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