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Domestic Consumption is Main Contributor to Africa's E-Waste Domestic Consumption is Main Contributor to Africa's E-Waste
10/ 02/ 2012
UN Report Finds Imports of Waste Electronics from Europe Continue to Add to Problem
From Soil Carbon to Nuclear Reactors: UNEP Yearbook Outlines Major Emerging Issues for Global Environment From Soil Carbon to Nuclear Reactors: UNEP Yearbook Outlines Major Emerging Issues for Global Environment
09/ 02/ 2012
Launch to Include Media Preview of UNEP Governing Council
Top Kenyan Athletes Support Half-Marathon Run to Celebrate UNEP's 40th Anniversary Top Kenyan Athletes Support Half-Marathon Run to Celebrate UNEP's 40th Anniversary
07/ 02/ 2012
Kenya's top runners will join the public later this month for a half-marathon to mark the fortieth anniversary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances
23/ 01/ 2012
South Sudan has become the 197th signatory to the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol - two treaties that are helping to restore concentrations of ozone around the planet, thereby protecting life on Earth from the sun's ultraviolet rays.
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs 'Small is Beautiful' Energy Solutions on First Mission to Africa UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs 'Small is Beautiful' Energy Solutions on First Mission to Africa
13/ 01/ 2012
On her first official visit to Africa, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and iconic face of fashion, Gisele Bündchen, went to the grassroots level in Kenya to experience the reality of energy poverty and to see how Kenyans are transforming their lives by accessing sustainable energy.
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen to Hold Press Conference in Nairobi on Sustainable Energy for All UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen to Hold Press Conference in Nairobi on Sustainable Energy for All
11/ 01/ 2012
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and International Supermodel Gisele Bündchen will participate in a Press Conference organized by UNEP at the UN Gigiri Headquarters on Friday, 13 January 2012 at 12 noon.
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
03/ 01/ 2012
2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
30/ 12/ 2011
From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.
New Phase for UNEP's Climate Neutral Network New Phase for UNEP's Climate Neutral Network
20/ 12/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is closing its Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) and inviting members to join similar platforms that promote low carbon transformations in the public and private sectors.
Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report
25/ 11/ 2011
London/Nairobi, 25 November 2011-A package of 16 measures could, if fully implemented across the globe, save close to 2.5 million lives a year; avoid crop losses amounting to 32 million tonnes annually and deliver near-term climate protection of about half a degree C by 2040.

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