- Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage enters into force. wikipedia:Intangible_culture, Unesco / Sport, Arts & Culture
- Mediterranean's alternative pathway based on the principles of sustainable development could dramatically boost the quality of life over the coming decades. 'Blue Plan Report' published. UNEP
- Water supply crisis narrowly averted in Westport, New Zealand: reservoir had less than one day's supply. Much needed rains cooperated recently with efforts by local volunteers and firemen in Westport, NZ. The town had come within one day of being without its normal water supply by the beginning of March. These efforts, coupled with stringent water use regulations, pulled the town back from the brink of drought.
- British Columbian Government pledges to fully protect two million hectares of Great Bear Rainforest , Greenpeace UK / Biodiversity
- Friends of the Earth Europe calls for a "root and branch" reform of the world trade system after WTO rules against EU in GM trade dispute, FoE / Food, News Europe
- Wind Energy in Europe - EC White Paper targets for 2010 surpassed