Billions of trees, cleaner stoves and the power of sugar: 30 Ways in 30 Days to meet Climate Change

"30 Ways in 30 Days" Showcases More Climate Change Solutions from Around the World

United Nations Environment Programme
November 19, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya - The power of building blocks to counter erosion, the effect of a more efficient cooking stove on fragile gorilla habitat, and the inspiring campaign that has registered 10 billion trees planted in four years, all featured in week three of the "30 Ways in 30 Days" initiative.

Mid-way through the initiative and heading into week four, stories include how sugar sweetens the deal for renewable energy, the power of the web for climate pioneers and how eco-communities are good for both people and the planet.

Governments meet in Mexico in just over a week's time to discuss the urgent challenge of climate change, and to try to chart the way forward to assist countries, communities and businesses to move towards low carbon, climate-resilient growth.

30 Ways in 30 Days launched at the beginning of November by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), showcases a wide variety of practical solutions to the complex issue of climate change, demonstrating that it is often the small scale initiatives that can make the biggest impact.

By demonstrating successful initiatives from across the globe, which can all be adapted and replicated elsewhere, UNEP hopes to inspire the rapid and large scale change the world urgently needs in the fight against climate change.

To find out more about these innovative solutions, go to and visit the site daily until into December to see all 30 ways in which UNEP is working with governments and communities around the world on projects that could save our climate and help ensure the future well-being of the planet.

Editors' Notes

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16/CMP6) will be held in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December 2010.


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