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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.
New Environmental Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Sector New Environmental Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Sector
15/ 11/ 2011
From today, humanitarian workers around the world can access training and practical information to help them anticipate and minimize the negative environmental impacts of relief and recovery operations.
UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone
11/ 11/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone after the country's civil war.
Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting  in Southeast Asia Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting in Southeast Asia
09/ 11/ 2011
Government Officials Discuss the Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs by 2016 to Save Over US$1.6 billion in Energy Costs
Mercury Negotiations Move Forward Towards Global Treaty Mercury Negotiations Move Forward Towards Global Treaty
03/ 11/ 2011
Representatives from 120 governments are gathering at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programmed (UNEP) in Nairobi this week for negotiations towards a global treaty on mercury.
Royal Launch in Bhutan for New Ozone and Climate Plan Royal Launch in Bhutan for New Ozone and Climate Plan
07/ 10/ 2011
HCFCs in Bhutan are primarily used in air-conditioning and refrigeration units in its large industrial establishments, hotels and resorts, corporate offices, governmental sectors, as well as domestic servicing sector.

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