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New open access publication: Global Sustainability - A Nobel Cause

May 13, 2010

The new publication "Global Sustainability - A Nobel Cause", which has been published by Cambridge University Press in February 2010, is available for free download at http://www.nobel-cause.de/book/global-sustainability.

Professor Maathai named Humanitarian Award Winner by Lions Club

April 28, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai will be the recipient of the 2010 Lions Humanitarian Award.

Good Brief: Underwear for Earth Day

April 19, 2010

Maybe your mother told you that you should always put clean underwear on in the morning in case you were ever to get hit by a bus. But what if every time you changed your skivvies, 20 trees would be planted in Africa? It could happen.

Eco Hero: Wangari Maathai Joins Ecology and Peace in Africa

April 13, 2010

We might feel like we’re a world away from Africa, but that doesn’t stop our carbon emissions from polluting that continent and raising the temperature of the planet as a whole. Poverty-stricken Africans find it hard to survive as it is, without our emissions increasing floods and droughts. Someone had to take a stand; Kenya’s Wangari Maathai would not take it lying down.

UN-REDD Programme holds fourth meeting

March 29, 2010

26 March 2010: The UN-REDD Programme Policy Board met for its fourth meeting from 18-19 March 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya, and approved US$14.7 million in funding for national UN-REDD programmes in Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. This decision brings the total amount of funding for UN-REDD national programmes to US$48.3 million.

AFRICA: Talking about climate change

March 17, 2010

God, not global emissions, is to blame for climate change, according to a survey conducted in 10 African countries. A close second, however, came deforestation, underlining the argument that there is information available – just not sufficient or effective enough to help people understand the reasons behind environmental issues.

UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Invites Eight New Observer Countries

March 9, 2010

8 March 2010: Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Republic of Congo, Solomon Islands, and Sudan have been invited to join the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board as observer countries.

Press Conference with the Japanese National Press Club

March 3, 2010

Watch Prof. Maathai's recent press conference with the Japanese National Press Club on YouTube!

Nobel Laureate Maathai Calls for Japan To Take Lead in Biodiversity

February 19, 2010

Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, urged Japan to take the lead in preserving the world's biodiversity in a speech Tuesday in Tokyo.

‘Women Can Contribute’ ‘It is important for women to inform themselves.’

January 29, 2010

More than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. In 2004 Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement, a nonprofit NGO she founded in her native Kenya.

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