Archive for October, 2011

UNFCCC: Press accreditation for COP 17/CMP 7 in Durban, South Africa is open

11th October 2011 Uncategorized

Press accreditation for COP 17/CMP 7 in Durban, South Africa is open. The deadline for application is Wednesday, 16 November 2011. (more…)

UNEP Study Confirms DR Congo’s Potential as World Environmental Powerhouse but Warns of Critical Threats

11th October 2011 Uncategorized

Social Entrepreneurs Hold Key for Job Creation and Green Economy Transformation in DR Congo
Kinshasa – With half of Africa’s forests and water resources and trillion-dollar mineral reserves, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could become a powerhouse of African development provided multiple pressures on its natural resources are urgently addressed. (more…)

UNICEF study explores the social networking habits of young people

11th October 2011 Uncategorized

Pretoria – Ask the parent of the average South African teenager what their child gets up to in the evenings, and many will tell you that their sons or daughters are probably typing away on their cellphones, on South Africa’s largest social network – MXit. (more…)

Media Advisory: Press accreditation for the UNFCCC COP17

7th October 2011 Uncategorized

Press accreditation for the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17/CMP7) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opens today, Thursday, 6 October 2011 through to Wednesday, 16 November 2011. (more…)

As many as 200 million people could be displaced by climate change by 2050

6th October 2011 Uncategorized

Aguascalientes – This was the stark message from UN-HABITAT, at the Global Observance of World Habitat Day, held this year in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Monday 3 October.  (more…)