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Meet the CCAC: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Meet the CCAC: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition intends to serve as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.

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UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

South South Cooperation is sweeping the globe. Find out how UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism is helping the southern hemisphere find solutions for an environmentally sustainable future for southern countries…and beyond.

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Life in the Forests animation

Life in the Forests animation

A love of walking in forests in her home country of the Philippines inspired the winning entry of 13-year-old Trisha Co Reyes in the 2011 International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment – watch Trisha’s painting come to life.

Trisha beat over 600,000 other young people to win first place in the competition, which is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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World Environment Day 2010

World Environment Day 2010

World Environment Day (WED) is on 5 June. This day is targeted to be the people’s day for positive action and demonstrates how individual actions can create an exponential impact. This year’s event, hosted by Rwanda, will support the International Year of Biodiversity.

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Al Gore – Champion of the Earth

Al Gore – Champion of the Earth

Part of a series of profiles of pioneers in environmental justice – former US Vice President Al Gore (North America) for a career-long campaign to protect the environment, including his congressional efforts to clean up toxic dumps as well as his more recent battle against climate change as exemplified by his critically-acclaimed documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

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Mikhail Gorbachev – Champion of the Earth

Mikhail Gorbachev – Champion of the Earth

Part of a series of profiles of pioneers in environmental justice – Mikhail Gorbachev of the Russian Federation, champion in the field of international environmental politics and conflict prevention on waterways globally.

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International Year of Biodiversity 2010

International Year of Biodiversity 2010

The year 2010 has long been seen as an end goal, a time when we could look back and say, yes, we’ve done it – that biodiversity, life on Earth, is no longer threatened.

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Mohamad El-Ashry of Egypt – Champion of the Earth

Mohamad El-Ashry of Egypt – Champion of the Earth

Part of a series of profiles of pioneers in environmental justice – Mohamad El-Ashry of Egypt, a champion of the wise use of natural resources and former head of the multi-billion Global Environment Facility.

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WED – Bollywood stars

WED – Bollywood stars

Priyanka Chopra and Rahul Bose go head to head for the India World Environment Day Challenge.

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WED Legacy: Baby Zoya

WED Legacy: Baby Zoya

Meet the WED Legacy baby gorillas of Rwanda, 2010 host of World Environment Day, and experience a day in each of their lives. Day 3 – Baby Zoya, named by people around the world and announced by Goodwill Ambassador, Don Cheadle.

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