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One Month after the Tsunami: Concern in Action in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

One month after the devastating Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the nations of the region are still taking stock of the destruction.


One month on: learning the lessons of the tsunami

The world's response to the Tsunami has been impressive but according to a new report issued today, one month after the tsunami by the international agency Oxfam , there are some important lessons to learn


Asian Tsunami Inflicts Multi-Million Dollar Damage on Indonesia’s Environment

Beyond the horrific loss of human life, the earthquake and resulting tsunami of 26 December 2004 had enormous impacts on Indonesia’s coastal environment, causing damage and loss to natural habitats and important ecosystem functions.


Concern Worldwide: Asia Disaster Response

On December 26, 2004, in Tamil Nadu, India, Thrigyanam was spending a calm Sunday afternoon helping her neighbors sort the day's catch of fish. Then, in a matter of moments, her world changed forever.  "I suddenly realized that waves were approaching the village and everyone started running all over the place," said the 37-year-old mother of five. "Since my children were in our house, I first ran to rescue them."


Global Fund Board Agrees to Launch New Round of Proposals

Following a high-level session with the Presidents of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Development, the Board of the Global Fund decided today to call for a fifth round of proposals in March, to be considered for approval by the Board in September.


Sporting Goods Industry Endorses Corporate Responsibility Declaration

A UNEP new release of November 26, 2004, announces that following two days of discussions in Lahore and Sialkot, Pakistan, the Third Global Forum for Sports and Environment (G-ForSE), the leaders of the sporting goods industry in Sialkot, who produce 60 per cent of the soccer balls used around the world, unanimously endorsed a declaration calling for environmental concerns to be fully taken into account in their industry.


JOINT SEED AWARD PARTNERSHIP FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The 12 finalists of the first biennial Seed Awards were announced tonight at a reception at the 3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok.


ECOLEX: World's Largest Environmental Law Database Launched on the Web

A new gateway to information about environmental law is now available on the Internet at www.ecolex.org. The world's largest environmental law database has been developed by combining the legal libraries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IUCN-The World Conservation Union, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


Companies with ‘Net Positive Impact’ on Biological Diversity are Winners in Resource-Constrained World

Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of “natural capital,” a new report launched on 13 July 2010 highlights. Over 50 per cent of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) surveyed in Latin America and 45 per cent in Africa see declines in biodiversity as a challenge to business growth. In contrast, less than 20 per cent of their counterparts in Western Europe share such concerns.


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War

Across the developing world and the countries of the former Soviet Union, old chemical stockpiles, aging nuclear reactors, damaged and decaying factories and other assorted environmental time-bombs are ticking.


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