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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.

Kenya water resource faces danger

January 15, 2010

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai has warned that if Kenyans are not insistent in protecting forests, the country will only have a third of the water it currently has by 2012.

Forgotten species: discovering the shimmer of Maathai's Longleg

January 13, 2010

Few species receive less respect and less conservation attention than insects. This despite the fact that they are some of the most diverse species on the planet andthey provide a number of essential services to humankind, including pollination, pest control, production (for example honey and silk), waster recycling, and indications of habitat health.

Wangari Maathai Asks That The Rule of Law Be Used To Protect The Environment

January 12, 2010

Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, has urged African leaders to use the rule of law in protecting the environment. Wangari says Africa can protect its natural resources and environment by drafting laws that will deter leaders in power from misusing the privilege and exploiting the natural resources for selfish gains.