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2010-10-30 08:20:00

Delegates at a UN summit on Saturday reached an agreement to sign an historic global treaty to protect the world's ecosystems within 10 years.Both rich and poor nations agreed to take "effective and urgent" action to curtail the destruction of the environment in an effort to halt the loss of the planet's biological diversity on which human survival relies on. Representatives from 193 nations committed to important goals such as curbing pollution, protecting forests and coral reefs, reserving...

2010-09-07 16:12:00

The UNEP Finance Initiative launches Issue 2 of the Chief Liquidity Series at World Water Week in Stockholm STOCKHOLM, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) launched Issue 2 of The Chief Liquidity Series focused on the Power Sector at an event entitled 'Seeking Liquidity: Integrating Corporate Water Performance into the Core of Financial Services and Capital Markets', during World Water Week. In an effort to encourage new...

2010-06-24 10:54:00

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations has invited hosting and IT firm SingleHop to participate in this year's UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010. Every three years, the U.N. Secretary-General convenes this meeting, which brings together a wide industry mix of CEOs and leaders of civil society to "accelerate" the practice of corporate sustainability. SingleHop is part of the UN Global Compact, which is the overarching government body organizing the summit. The UNGC is a...

2010-06-03 17:30:00

Bayer-Sponsored Exhibition Displays 77 Paintings at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh as Part of World Environment Day Activities PITTSBURGH, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sylvia Gong, an eighth grader at Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont, Calif., received the top North American prize in the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) 19th annual International Children's Painting Competition (ICPC). Her painting addresses the theme, "Biodiversity - Connecting with Nature."...

2010-06-03 09:35:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of UN World Environment Day, Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today announced that it will plant two million trees to restore the Atlantic Rainforest in South America, one of the most critically endangered ecosystems in the world. This commitment is part of the company's Hello Green Tomorrow Campaign, announced in mid-March, to unleash the power of its woman-to-woman network of 6.2 million Avon Representatives and 300 million...

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2010-05-23 10:00:00

A key UN report on biodiversity will recommend major changes such as company fines to help save the planet's species and protect the natural world. The report also argues that global action on biodiversity is more powerful than the argument for tackling climate change. "ËœThe Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity' (TEEB) report was launched in 2007 with the support of the UN Environment Program, after G8 and major emerging economies called for a global study. The report,...

2010-05-18 02:00:00

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sportlifestyle Company to Host Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast Football Teams in Paris for Exhibition Game Before World Cup(TM) - PUMA to Host Free Concert Featuring Africa Express Artists PUMA(R) announced today it will host the 'Africa Unity Experience' in Paris from May 28-29 as the brand's kick-off for World Cup(TM). Three PUMA-sponsored African Federations-Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana-will participate in a...

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2010-05-17 14:53:51

U.N. experts said on Monday that the world faces the nightmarish possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York. The UNEP's Green Economy report due later this year argues this disaster...

2010-04-22 07:30:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, today announced it has become a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Launched in 2000, the UNGC is a voluntary initiative bringing together more than 7,900 organizations throughout the world that share a commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. Its mission is to align global business operations and strategies...

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2010-03-25 10:45:00

African gorillas and great apes are facing a number of issues that threaten their existence, and could reduce their numbers substantially by 2030, according to a March 24 report. The study, entitled "The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict" and presented at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Qatar, has concluded that illegal logging, mining, poaching, and illness are forcing gorillas closer to extinction while also...


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