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November 15, 2010
By Pankaj Jain

November 13, 2010
By Marie Elena Giossi
The Tablet

An evening film and lecture presentation illuminating the life and thought of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin drew more than 300 people to the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, Nov. 4

The Tablet Forum on Teilhard de Chardim was the fifth event in a free forum series, sponsored by The Tablet and organized by...

Financial sustainability will not happen just by fixing the contradictions inherent in existing economic models.

By Achim Steiner
UN Undersecretary General and Executive Director of UNEP

November 9, 2010
JoongAng Daily

The G-20 has acted to stabilize banks and to counter the financial and economic crisis: A recovery is under way, albeit and in...

November 8, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi, Kenya - Week two of UNEP’s 30 Ways in 30 Days reveals how an investment of US$100,000 has improved vital reservoirs in Togo, shows the true environmental impact of the buildings we live and work in and reveals how cleaner stoves are improving health, benefiting the environment and potentially generating millions of...

November 5, 2010
By Ian Johnson
New York Times

November 5, 2010
By James Bruggers
Louisville Courier-Journal

An international program announced Friday seeks to marshal the hearts, minds and buying power of the world’s religious faiths to change farming and food systems seen by many as bad for the planet and people’s health.

November 4, 2010
By Vandana Shiva
The Age

When we think of wars in our times, our minds turn to Iraq and Afghanistan. But the bigger war is the war against the planet. This war has its roots in an economy that fails to respect ecological and ethical limits - limits to inequality, limits to injustice, limits to greed and economic concentration.

November 3, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - A novel solar device that turns waste heat into electricity in rural China, a Ugandan business that manufactures stationery from agricultural waste, a bamboo bicycle project in Ghana and a female-run business in South Africa making a hand-held laundry device that saves water are among the 30 winners of the 2010 SEED...

November 1, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi, Kenya - What do solar loans, sustainable tourism, tea plantations, forests in Panama and African financiers have in common?

The answer is quite simple: all are part of the global solution to climate change, and part of the United Nation’s Environment Programme’s “30 ways in 30 Days” initiative, launched today.

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Historic New Treaty Lays Out Ground Rules for Sharing Benefits of World’s Wealth of Genetic Resources

Governments Also Agree Strategic 10 Year-Plan with Targets and Timetables to Combat Loss of Planet’s Nature-Based Resources

October 29, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nagoya - After close to 20 years of discussion and debate, governments...