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Grassroots Climate Change Initiatives Food and Trees for Africa in South Africa and Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha in Bangladesh Win Sasakawa Award

Ms. Jeunesse Park of South Africa and the Bangladeshi non-government organization (NGO) Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha are the co-winners of the UNEP Sasakawa Prize 2007, a $200,000 prize awarded yearly to individuals or institutions who have made a substantial contribution to the protection and management of the environment.


Minneapolis Wind Farm to Help Meet Minnesota's Mandate for 25 Percent of Its Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2025.

National Wind, LLC is partnering with a community in Minnesota to form and capitalize High Country Energy, LLC. When completed, it will be the largest community-owned wind energy project in Minnesota and in the country and is expected to qualify for C-BED status, meaning it is owned by Minnesota residents and that 51 percent of the profits are returned to the Minnesota community members over the life of the project.


Mail and Express Delivery Company TNT Launches Comprehensive Program To Cut CO2 Emissions: Company Calls On Employees To Extend Initiative Into Their Private Lives

On 30 August 2007, TNT’s Chief executive officer Peter Bakker launched TNT’s strategy to improve transparency on the company’s carbon footprint, to drastically reduce CO2 emiissions from the company’s operations and to stimulate its 159,000 employees to do the same in their private lives.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Concludes that Cost-Effective Policies and Technologies Could Greatly Reduce Global Warming

A new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that the world community could slow and then reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) over the next several decades by exploiting cost-effective policies and current and emerging technologies.


Buildings Role in Combating Climate Change Focus of New United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Construction and Building Initiative Report

The right mix of appropriate government regulation, greater use of energy saving technologies and behavioural change can substantially reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the building sector which accounts for 30-40% of global energy use, says a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Construction and Building Initiative (SBCI).


Evidence for human-caused global climate change is ‘unequivocal’: Prompt Action Could Substantially Blunt Warming and Harmful Consequences

The first major global assessment of climate change science in six years has concluded that changes in the atmosphere, the oceans and glaciers and ice caps show unequivocally that the world is warming.


Making Global Warming Solutions Locally Relevant and Accessible

Americans throughout the country are becoming increasingly concerned about global warming. According to a recent Zogby poll, 74% are more convinced today that global warming is a reality than two years ago.


Researchers Link Ice-Age Climate-Change Records to Ocean Salinity

Sudden decreases in temperature over Greenland and tropical rainfall patterns during the last Ice Age have been linked for the first time to rapid changes in the salinity of the north Atlantic Ocean, according to research published Oct. 5, 2006, in the journal Nature.


Environmental Action in Seattle for A Sustainable, Healthier Future

Climate Protection Initiative: Reducing global warming pollution and improving air quality


Children from Around the World Invited to Participate in UNEP’s 16th International’s Painting Competition on the Environment: The Theme is Climate Change

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and the Nikon Corporation, invite children from around the world to express their thoughts on climate change through the medium of art by participating in the16th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment.  


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