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13% of global energy supply comes from renewable energy sources — Keeping Track of our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20, UNEP

1972 UNEP established after Stockholm UN Conference on the Human Environment and provides global leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment

2%-5% of the rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa are connected to the grid compared to 98 per cent in Thailand — UNEP Finance Initiative 2012

66% of all new electricity generated in sub-Saharan African after 1998 has come from renewable sources — UNEP Finance Initiative 2012

40% of the world’s population now lives within 100 kilometers of the shoreline — UNEP Green Economy in a Blue World

2%-5% of the rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa are connected to the grid compared to 98 per cent in Thailand — UNEP Finance Initiative 2012

30% of the world’s fish stocks are overexploited, depleted or recovering from depletion — UNEP Green Economy in a Blue World

4 million estimated child deaths globally per annum due to environmental hazards. — UNEP Annual Report

13.1 billion tonnes of waste — 20 per cent more than present levels — is projected will be produced in the world by 2050 — UNEP Annual Report

12 Billion trees planted by UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign worldwide before officially being handed over to the Plant for the Planet Foundation — UNEP Annual Report

85% of rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa relies on biomass for energy. — UNEP Finance Initiative 2012

30,000% increase in solar energy supply since 1992 — Keeping Track of our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20, UNEP