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Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change

Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children's art in New York.


Commuting Bicyclists: A Growing Transportation Trend

Biking is gaining popularity as a form of commuting which benefits  the environment.


Climate Change Will Erode Foundations of Health: WHO Advises Adaptive Changes to Health Systems

Scientists tell us that the evidence the Earth is warming is "unequivocal." Increases in global average air and sea temperature, ice melting and rising global sea levels all help us understand and prepare for the coming challenges.


Barriers to a Green Economy Breaking Down According to UNEP Year Book 2008

An emerging Green Economy is seen in the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) 2008 Year Book which indicates that growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors are pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into cleaner and renewable energies.


Sweden and UNEP Work Together to Help Developing Countries Phase Out of Ozone-Depleting HCFCS

The new Swedish-UNEP cooperation aims to raise the awareness of industry and Governments in developing countries about commercially-available alternatives to HCFCs and aims to convince them about the benefits of adopting such technology.


Calls For Urgent Action To Protect And Restore Peatlands to Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Peatlands are wetland ecosystems that accumulate plant material under saturated conditions to form layers of peat soil up to 20m thick – storing on average 10 times more carbon per hectare than other ecosystems. Peatlands occur in 180 countries and cover 400 million hectares or 3% of the world’s surface.


Clean Coal-Fired Power Plant Test Traps 95 Percent of Carbon

Tests of a new technology for capturing greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants have achieved 95 percent cuts in a step towards new ways to fight climate change, a Norwegian company said on November 16, 2007.


UNEP Response to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore Jointly Winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee has today made it clear that combating climate change is a central peace and security policy for the 21st century.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) and Al Gore Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.


Production of Cars Using Ethanol-based Fuels Spurred by Sweden Use of Biofuels

The world’s car makers are racing each other to produce powerful new models that run on ethanol-based fuels for the booming Swedish market.


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