GEF STAP Workshop Addresses Marine Debris Problems

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GEF STAP Workshop Addresses Marine Debris Problems

1_April_2011: The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) convened a workshop titled “Seeking Global and Regional Solutions to Marine Debris Problem” on 23 March 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii, US, at the fifth International Marine Debris Conference. The Conference was organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). continued…

UNEP Releases Report on UN Emissions

1_April_2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report titled “Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN,” which details the greenhouse gas emissions for 52 UN institutions. The report states that the UN’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2009 was 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. continued…

DESA News Reports Progress in Understanding Green Economy

April_2011: The April issue of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) newsletter, DESA News, includes an article titled “Progress made in understanding a green economy,” reflecting on the debate during the second session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom II) of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). continued…

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