Environment Management Newsletter
May 14, 2009

This Week�s Featured News Stories
UN drive turns to Internet to reach goal of 7 billion new trees
Ahead of World Environment Day, celebrated globally on 5 June, the United Nations this week announced an ambitious tree-planting target in a bid to push governments into reaching agreement on a climate change pact in Copenhagen this December. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has appealed to the world to help its effort to plant seven billion trees by the end of the year, coinciding with the UN Climate Change Conference which aims to draw up a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  To date, some 3.1 billion trees have been planted in 166 countries, ...
New ADB report shows continued shift toward environmental sustainability
ADB is continuing a shift in its emphasis and resources toward reducing poverty and, simultaneously, promoting environmentally sustainable growth in the Asia and Pacific region, according to a new report. Sustainability Report 2009 focuses on ADB`s efforts to integrate environmental management, improved governance, and social inclusiveness into its development programs.   `The report highlights how ADB is supporting environmentally sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific consistent with our new Strategy 2020, and how we are `walking the talk` both in our operations and our facilities,` ...
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