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Press Release: United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Environmental Outlook

Jun 06, 2012 1 Comment

Rio, 6 June 2012 – The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing, according to a new and wide-ranging assessment coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The fifth edition of the Global [...]

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World Environment Day

Jun 05, 2012 No Comments

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly to mark the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference. Celebrating World Environment Day is about the inspirational power of individual actions that collectively become an exponential force for positive change. World Environment Day thematic celebrations have in the past included caring for the earth and [...]

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Press Release: Himalayas Warming More Rapidly Than the Rest of the Earth?

May 15, 2012 No Comments

Researchers associated with the University of Massachusetts, Boston and the Bangalore based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) have found that the Himalayas, a biodiversity hotspot, is warming more rapidly than the rest of the globe. A new study report published in the journal ‘PLoS One’ on May 15, 2012 authored by [...]

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International Affairs journal special issue on ‘Rio+20 and the Global Environment’ available for download

May 08, 2012 No Comments

Until the end of May 2012, the International Affairs Special Issue: ‘Rio+20 and the global environment: reflections on theory and practice’ is available online for free. The issue, guest edited by Bernice Lee and Robert Falkner, highlights the work of respected academics and researchers in preparation for Rio+20. The full articles are available by clicking on the [...]

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U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa’s highlights Negusu Aklilu as Alumni of the Month

May 03, 2012 No Comments

Each month, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa highlights an alumni of the many U.S.-sponsored exchange programs. Candidates are selected for their continued efforts in community service and contributions to the development of their nation in various sectors. The U.S. Embassy’s Alumni of the Month for the month of May is Negusu Aklilu, an environmental climate [...]

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Governments Create New Institution for Sustainable Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Apr 23, 2012 No Comments

On April 21st, after several years of international negotiations, governments approved the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The German city of Bonn, which also hosts the secretariats of UNFCCC, the Convention on Migratory Species, and the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), won the bid to host the [...]

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