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2011-10-11 09:36:05

Assigning environment-related legal cases to specialized tribunals, courts and judges is among the ideas being aired as experts convene in Malaysia for a two-day United Nations conference on the relationship between the world's law, justice and governance systems and sustainable development. High court "green benches" already exist in India, established by that country's Supreme Court to ensure judges have the expertise and resources to properly consider environmental issues....

2011-07-12 15:30:00

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), formerly Tyco Electronics, today announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), further reinforcing the company's commitment to corporate responsibility and ethical business practices around the world. TE Connectivity joins over 8,700 companies and other stakeholders from more than 130 countries in supporting the Compact's 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human...

2011-07-07 19:03:36

China, developing countries are now biggest investors in large-scale renewables while Germany surges ahead on rooftop solar Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year's 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Last year, investors pumped a record $211 billion into renewables -- about one-third more...

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2011-06-08 09:40:00

UN marks World Oceans Day with calls to preserve seas for future generations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all governments and peoples to play their part to ensure that the world's oceans are protected for future generations, warning that they face major threats in the years ahead. In a statement issued to mark World Oceans Day, which is being celebrated around the globe today, Mr. Ban outlined what he called "many severe challenges related to oceans." "These range from...

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2011-05-27 09:23:11

A U.N. report warned the green technology industry on Thursday that less than a third of metals have a recycling rate of over 50 percent. "Many metal recycling rates are discouragingly low, and a recycling society appears no more than a distant hope," said the recycling report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). "This is especially true for many specialty metals, which are crucial ingredients for key emerging technologies." The head of the European Environment Agency...

2011-05-26 15:20:06

Less than one-third of 60 metals studied have end-of-life recycling rate above 50 percent; 34 are under 1 percent Smarter product designs, support for developing country waste management schemes, and encouraging developed country households not to 'squirrel away' old electronic goods in drawers and closets could help boost recycling of metals world-wide. According to a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), recycling rates of metals are in many cases far...

2011-05-12 14:36:00

MEXICO CITY, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico: President of Mexico Felipe Calderon completed a successful trip to the United States this week that focused on environmental sustainability in Mexico and the importance of bilateral relations with the United States. On Tuesday, May 10, President Calderon was honored by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) for his leadership in addressing climate change at...

2011-03-10 18:59:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, pioneer of the Ecological Footprint research method, is among five recipients of this year's Zayed International Prize for the Environment, one of the world's most prestigious sustainability awards. Recipients will be honored Monday, March 14 by UAE Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Dubai International Convention Center. Dr. Habib Al Habr, Regional...

2011-02-23 07:00:00

LEDBURY, England, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On-Sun Systems will present at CleanEquity Monaco 2011; the conference is on March 3rd & 4th at the Sporting d'Hiver, Monaco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110214/CL47472LOGO ) On-Sun Systems was included, by expert selection, as one of the world's most inspiring cleantech companies, to present to industry-specific, senior financial and strategic investors, policy makers, legislators, end users and media. On-Sun Systems...


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