5 June is World Environment Day - 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'

New
York / Nairobi / Mexico City / Bonn, 5 June 2009
- Commemorated
yearly on 5 June, World Environment Day (WED) is one of the
principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates
worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political
attention and action.

The theme for WED 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite
to Combat Climate Change'
. It reflects the urgency
for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate
convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in
the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved
management of forests.

World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General
Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference
on the Human Environment. The aim of WED is to:

  • Give a human face to environmental issues;
  • Empower people to become active agents of sustainable
    and equitable development;
  • Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal
    to changing attitudes towards environmental issues;
  • Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations
    and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.

For more information and to learn how you can participate,
please visit the central WED campaign website: www.unep.org/wed/2009/



UNEP
Press launch on 5 June in Bonn to mark WED

UNEP Press launch at the UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Bonn Climate Change
Talks - 5 June 2009

WHEN: 11.30am – 12 noon, Friday
5 June 2009

WHERE: Reger Room, Hotel Maritim, Bonn

PRESS RELEASE: Investing in Carbon
Capture and Storage Nature’s Way - Time to Give Forests,
Mangroves, Peatlands and Climate-Friendly Agriculture a
Bigger Role in Combating Climate Change

Mexico City/ Nairobi/ Bonn 5 June 2009
Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation
and management of the Earth’s forests, peatlands,
soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant
cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being
released to the atmosphere, a new report by the UN Environment
Programme (UNEP) says.

  • UNEP
    Press Release
    (Strict Embargo: Not for Publication
    or broadcast until after 00.30am GMT on 5 June 2009)

"Seal the Deal!" - UN Campaign
calls for action to combat climate change

In
the context of World Environment Day (WED) the United Nations
is also leading a powerful new outreach campaign to encourage
governments to reach a definitive agreement on climate change
in Copenhagen from 7 to 18 December 2009. Titled "Seal
the Deal!", the campaign is designed to mobilize political
leaders, the business sector and civil society – including
NGOs, community environment groups, youth and faith organizations
– on a global scale to apply pressure for action to
combat climate change.

The Seal the Deal! campaign provides a framework for global
advocacy on climate change in 2009 and will include a series
of special events and online activities which will build
momentum in the lead-up to the crucial UN climate convention
(UNFCCC) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark later this year.

For more information and to learn how you can participate,
please visit the central campaign website: www.sealthedeal2009.org




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