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22 May 2012 description

Germany, Italy, France, Russia and the United Kingdom Agree to Join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition

22 May 2012 - All Members of the G8, during a meeting at Camp David in the United States, have thrown their collective support behind a new international effort to phase-down so-called short lived climate pollutants.

06 Dec 2010 description

New Report Puts Climate Change in Graphic Detail for Latin America and the Caribbean

Vital Climate Change Graphics shows impact of changing conditions and possibilities for climate action

Cancun (Mexico), 6 December 2010 - The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

13 Oct 2010 description

UNEP marks International Day for Disaster Reduction

Geneva, 13 October 2010 - Haiti, one of the poorest and most environmentally degraded countries in the western hemisphere, is one of the many examples in recent times of the crucial role played by ecosystems in reducing disaster risk. Prior to the earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the country, environmental degradation was already a critical challenge, as extensively degraded catchments made Haiti's rural and urban population vulnerable to floods, landslides and severe soil erosion.

24 Sep 2009 description

Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.

Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously been thought.

Researchers have …

29 Oct 2002 description

Insurers Warn of Mounting Price Tag of Climate Change at COP8 Meeting