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2013 SEED Awards Applications Now Open 2013 SEED Awards Applications Now Open
16/ 04/ 2013
Green Entrepreneurs Can Win Business Support Package
Russia and UNEP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership Russia and UNEP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership
16/ 04/ 2013
The agreement was signed by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy.
Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award
15/ 04/ 2013
The company has invested in environmental scholarships for young university students, organized clean-up operations and, in 2005, donated 2,000 tonnes of purifying tablets to clean up sections of a polluted river in Guangdong Beijiang.
Reducing Air Pollution, Chemical Coolants Can Quickly Cut Sea-Level Rise Reducing Air Pollution, Chemical Coolants Can Quickly Cut Sea-Level Rise
14/ 04/ 2013
The damage from rising seas and higher storm surges is one of the most visible and costly effects of climate change.
Canada Provides Further Backing for Action on Black Carbon and Clean Air Canada Provides Further Backing for Action on Black Carbon and Clean Air
11/ 04/ 2013
The contribution of $10 million is in addition to Canada's previous contribution of $3 million to the CCAC's Trust Fund and $7 million for projects that support the mitigation of short lived climate pollutants in developing countries.
2013 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow Highlights HCFC Alternatives to Safeguard Ozone Layer 2013 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow Highlights HCFC Alternatives to Safeguard Ozone Layer
09/ 04/ 2013
A move to such alternatives is in line with the objectives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), of which UNEP is one of the founding partners.
World Health Day: Climate and Clean Air Coalition Targets Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution World Health Day: Climate and Clean Air Coalition Targets Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution
05/ 04/ 2013
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health dangers presented by air pollution are far larger than previously thought.
UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals
04/ 04/ 2013
People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history
Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities
19/ 03/ 2013
Current efforts to develop what is known as the 'post-2015 development agenda' include almost 100 national consultations in UN member states, as well as 11 thematic consultations on issues such as food security, access to water, and poverty reduction.
GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly  in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP
14/ 03/ 2013
The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited to 58 countries only.

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