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UNEP has developed a working definition of a green economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.
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Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Quito, Ecuador - 3 de noviembre.
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Belize fights to save a crucial barrier reef
Octubre 28, 2014 - Caribbean Life News
BELIZE CITY, Oct 20 2014 (IPS) - Home to the second longest barrier reef in the world and the largest in the Western...

Coalition secures $2.5bn Direct Action plan amid fears over emissions target
Octubre 29, 2014 - The Guardian
Controversial policy will pass Senate after deal with PUP Greg Hunt agrees to investigate emissions...

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UN Report Calls For Bold and Accelerated Global Action to Meet Biodiversity Targets by 2020
PyeongChang/Montreal, 6 October 2014 - Bold and innovative action is urgently required if governments are to meet the globally-agreed Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets by 2020, says a United Nations progress report on the state of global biodiversity. More

The World Stands United Against the Illegal Trade in Wildlife
Elephants are intelligent and compassionate creatures, whose capacity for joy is only matched by that for grief. The emotional attachment elephants form may rival our own. The gruesome images of large numbers of slain elephants across Africa and Asia are heart wrenching. More

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Challenges and Opportunities for Adaptation to CC at the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve, Peru. [English] [Spanish]

Global Environment Outlook for Small Island Developing States (GEO for SIDS). [Download]

22nd International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment
Water: Where does it come from?

International poster
biennial in Mexico
D Category: Think. Eat. Safe.

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