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Encourage commercial logging to grow Kenya’s forest cover – report - AlertNet

Encourage commercial logging to grow Kenya’s forest cover – report - AlertNet | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Kenya's indigenous forests have been decimated by illegal land allocations, charcoal production, logging and livestock grazing...
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UNEP: Deforestation Costing Kenya Billions

Every tree that you cut down without replanting is costing the country about 6 billion shillings annually making worse an already bad water supply situation....
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Capital News » Kenya seeks to legalise charcoal trade

Capital News » Kenya seeks to legalise charcoal trade | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
The announcement came soon after the government and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) released a report indicating that Kenya lost an average of Sh6 billion between 2009 and 2010 to deforestation.
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UNEP, Others Commend Bassey On Rafto Prize

UNEP, Others Commend Bassey On Rafto Prize | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Director and Regional Representative, Mounkaila Goumandakoye, the global body said Bassey's work linking human rights to climate change is a major contribution to ongoing efforts to ensure that programmes to (#nigeria UNEP, Others Commend Bassey On...
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UNEP surveys to establish new regulations for Sri Lanka tourism | The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka

UNEP surveys to establish new regulations for Sri Lanka tourism | The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry will be adequately regulated to enhance its sustainability by assessing its needs and priorities, a key UN environmental expert said recently.

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UNEP signs a deal with Kenya to protect envionment | Nairobi Digest

UNEP signs a deal with Kenya to protect envionment | Nairobi Digest | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
UNEP Deputy Executive Director Amina Mohamed. PHOTO/ UNEP. By Caleb Mutua. United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP) has for the first time signed a deal with the government of Kenya to work together on ...
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Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each ...

Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk, UNEP and Kenya Forest Service Report Finds / Services from Kenya's Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of ...
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Ecology should be factored-in for food security: UNEP report - Economic Times

Ecology should be factored-in for food security: UNEP report - Economic Times | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Kenya Broadcasting CorporationEcology should be factored-in for food security: UNEP reportEconomic TimesHYDERABAD: The aim of achieving food security across the globe will become increasingly elusive unless countries take into account the planet's...
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On World Food Day, UN Focuses on Agricultural Cooperatives to ...

On World Food Day, UN Focuses on Agricultural Cooperatives to ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
In a report launched on World Food Day, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) warns that the ecological foundations that support food security, including biodiversity are being undermined. “The era of seemingly ever-lasting ...
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UNEP: Eight steps to feeding a growing world | RTCC - Responding ...

UNEP: Eight steps to feeding a growing world | RTCC - Responding ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
A new report from the UNEP warns that safeguarding the environmental foundations of the world's food system will be crucial.
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Poor nations spend more on climate change: UNEP - TwoCircles.net

Poor nations spend more on climate change: UNEP - TwoCircles.net | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Poor nations spend more on climate change: UNEPTwoCircles.netBy IANS,.
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Don't mention the 'c' word: It's the UN biodiversity conference ...

Don't mention the 'c' word: It's the UN biodiversity conference ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
This raises questions about the UN's environmental strategy. Many participants have gently expressed their frustration that a summit with similar ambitions will convene in Doha later this year. The UN climate talks do of course ...
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Cities Will Greatly Benefit from More Greenery as Urban Areas ...

Cities Will Greatly Benefit from More Greenery as Urban Areas ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
“Sustainable urban development that supports valuable ecosystems presents a major opportunity for improving lives and livelihoods,” said Achim Steiner, head of the UN Environment Programme. Increased tree cover in cities ...
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Kenya deforestation costs exceeds gains from forestry and logging

Kenya deforestation costs exceeds gains from forestry and logging | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): A landmark study of Kenya’s high-elevation forests show that the economic cost of deforestation in the East African country exceeds national gains from forestry and logging by more than four-to-one, the United Nations Environment...
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Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each ...

Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
"Kenya is today underlining its determination to be among a group of pioneering countries putting its nature-based assets at the centre of its sustainable development ambitions,” said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary ...
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Cost of deforestation in Kenya far exceeds gains from forestry and logging, UN ... - UN News Centre

Cost of deforestation in Kenya far exceeds gains from forestry and logging, UN ... - UN News Centre | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
UN News CentreCost of deforestation in Kenya far exceeds gains from forestry and logging, UN ...UN News CentreIn his comments on the report, UNEP's Executive Director, Achim Steiner, recognized rehabilitation work Kenya has undertaken in the Mau...
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UNEP, OTHERS COMMEND BASSEY ON RAFTO PRIZE - allvoices

UNEP, OTHERS COMMEND BASSEY ON RAFTO PRIZE - allvoices | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
UNEP, OTHERS COMMEND BASSEY ON RAFTO PRIZEallvoicesTHE United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined scores of environmental human rights activists and organisations across the world in commending Nigeria's Nnimmo Bassey, for winning the...
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Sovereign Environmental Risk by Achim Steiner and Susan Burns - Project Syndicate

Sovereign Environmental Risk by Achim Steiner and Susan Burns - Project Syndicate | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Many financial observers have begun to question the models upon which credit-rating agencies, investment firms, and others rely to price the risks tied to such securities.
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Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Qatar

Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Qatar | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it

Climate coalition targets short-lived pollutants that threaten ice caps Daily Arabic newspaper published in Qatar...

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Threat of food insecurity despite rains | NTV

Threat of food insecurity despite rains | NTV | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
A new report by the UN environment programme is painting a grim picture for food security on the globe. The report says the ecological base of food security is being degraded at an alarming rate. But as NTV's Zeynab Wandati reports, the ...
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UNEP's new ambassador : Postnoon

UNEP's new ambassador : Postnoon | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Indian banker and long standing environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has been named the new Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. Sukhdev spent 20 years working at ANZ Bank and ...
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UN Warns of Global Food Crises Resulting in Potential Government ...

UN Warns of Global Food Crises Resulting in Potential Government ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
UNEP's Deputy Executive Director as well as UN Assistant Secretary General, Amina Mohamed noted, “We have not yet done any serious assessment on GMOs yet. We now intend to make a detailed assessment on their ...
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Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources » Blog Archive ...

Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources » Blog Archive ... | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
Amina Mohamed, UNEP Deputy Executive Director, said the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) opened potential pathways to sustainable development, including through inclusive green economy, and highlighted the ...
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World ministers meet for crunch biodiversity talks | The Raw Story

World ministers meet for crunch biodiversity talks | The Raw Story | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
... on the question of financing. “Obviously to some extent a financial crisis in many of the traditional donor countries is playing into the negotiations,” UN Environment Programme executive director Achim Steiner told AFP.
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Vital Economic and Environmental Role of Wetlands Must Be Recognized to Avoid Further Degradation and Losses - UNEP

Vital Economic and Environmental Role of Wetlands Must Be Recognized to Avoid Further Degradation and Losses - UNEP | UNEP Daily Digest | Scoop.it
An Estimated 50 Per Cent of Wetlands Lost During the 20th Century (@farnargentina Informe TEEB: 50% de los humedales del mundo perdidos a lo largo del Siglo XX #cop11 http://t.co/qKey9ZpZ...)...
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