UNEP-China Cooperation Solidifies With Shanghai Agreement on Green Economy, Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade and Youth Engagement – UNEP

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh Senior Chinese and UNEP Officials Ink Deals at Opening of Green Shanghai Art Photography Exhibition on Eve of Governing Council Meeting (RT @UNEP: UNEP-China Cooperation Solidifies With Shanghai Agreement on Green Economy, Fighting Illegal Wildlife...rajendrashende's insight:Major achivement and milestone in China's Green History and UNEP's unitring efforts to create awareness where it matters most.See on www.unep.org ...
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Climate change real economic risk, World Bank tells G20 – The Economic Times

See on Scoop.it - WaterSecurity President of World Bank warned G20 that global warming is a real risk to the planet and already affecting the world economy in unprecedented ways.rajendrashende's insight:This is just short of the proposition that ptresent econimic crisis has root cause in climate change. Surely some modern and young economists would do research ...but by that time climate change may go viral!See on economictimes.indiatimes.com ...
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IMF Chief: ‘Unless We Take Action On Climate Change, Future Generations Will Be Roasted, Toasted, Fried And Grilled’

See on Scoop.it - oven fresh - climate change newsAnother day, another icon of the global financial system becomes a climate hawk.You may recall World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said of the climate crisis: “If there is no action soon, the future will become bleak.”Turns out IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is also a climate hawk — and she’s the formerconservative finance minister of France.At the World Economic Forum in Davos, she said, “the real wild card in the pack” of economic pivot points is “Increasing vulnerability from resource scarcity and climate change, with the potential for major social and economic disruption.” She called climate change “the greatest economic challenge of the 21st century.See on thinkprogress.org ...
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The Baffling Response to Arctic Climate Change | DeSmogBlog

See on Scoop.it - climate change newsThe Arctic may seem like a distant place, just as the most extreme consequences of our wasteful use of fossil fuels may appear to be in some distant future. Both are closer than most of us realize. The Arctic is a focal point for some of the most profound impacts of climate change. One of the world’s top ice experts, Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University, calls the situation a “global disaster,” suggesting ice is disappearing faster than predicted and could be gone within as few as four years.See on www.desmogblog.com ...
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ASRAE

ASHRAE, United Nations Partner on Emission Reduction ATLANTA – On the occasion of the global celebration of World Environment Day (5 June), two international organisations focused on the environment have joined forces to reduce emissions and encourage energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning systems and building designs. This agreement takes place in the highly symbolic year of 2007, which marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol and the 10th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol. (more…)...
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UNEP Wins 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award

Washington/Paris, 4 May 2005 – For the first time ever a UN program, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has won the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. The prestigious prize, presented today here in Washington DC, has been awarded to the Paris-based OzonAction Branch of UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. (more…)...
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