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Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 14:20

WED2010_LogoUNEP launches a new report that states restoring lost and damaged ecosystems—from forests and freshwaters to mangroves and wetlands—can trigger multi-million dollar returns, generate jobs and combat poverty. The report, entitled Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development, underlines that far from being a tax on growth and development, many environmental investments in degraded, nature-based assets can generate substantial and multiple returns.

The TUNZA Regional Youth Conference on Biodiversity continued today in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference began on 2 June and will see 35 youth from around all sub-regions of Africa share and discuss biodiversity in Africa.

Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director says

 "Let WED 2010 be a moment-- of many moments in 2010-- when the history books record that the world took note,

 seized the opportunities and deployed its collective knowledge,

abundant science and technology, financial acumen and prowess, intelligence and compassion to

                                         build a global society with value-environmental, social and economic."

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