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The SEED Initiative has launched the 2014 SEED Awards supporting entrepreneurs for sustainable development, seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs delivering environmental, social and economic benefits.
The international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste.
At a symposium hosted by the SEED Initiative, speakers from government, civil society, industry bodies, international organizations and academia underlined the importance and necessity of moving towards a greener economy.
In a new report, the UN Environment Programme sets out the economic and social case for investing two per cent of global GDP to kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient green economy.
As the 16th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change gets underway in Mexico, UK Climate Change and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has expressed his intention to ensure progress.
From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: the 2010 SEED awards recognise inspiring entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges in the developing world.
At Nagoya, environment ministers and representatives of almost 200 nations agreed a new strategy “to meet the unprecedented challenges of the continued loss of biodiversity compounded by climate change”.
The 10th Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity runs from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, a "real opportunity to boost the prospects for biodiversity and the health of natural systems".
Meeting at the Business for the Environment Summit in Mexico City, the leaders of major global corporations committed to reducing carbon emissions and called on governments to work for an ambitious outcome at the Cancun climate talks.