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Azerbaijan Installs LED Street Lights in its Capital's Historical District
Azerbaijan Installs LED Street Lights in its Capital's Historical District 30/06/2015

Icherisheher keeps the lights on and paves way for major emissions cut

Western Indian Ocean's Pristine Ecosystems, Valued at US $25 Billion Annually, Under Threat
Western Indian Ocean's Pristine Ecosystems, Valued at US $25 Billion Annually, Under Threat 23/06/2015

Growing Urbanization, Unsustainable Fishing and Resource Extraction among Main Pressures on Ecosystems

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commissions MODUL University Vienna
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commissions MODUL University Vienna 23/06/2015

Pioneering web intelligence technology for air quality, biodiversity and climate change

Initiatives by Non-State Actors to Curb Emissions Can Help Win the Fight against Climate Change - New UN Report
Initiatives by Non-State Actors to Curb Emissions Can Help Win the Fight against Climate Change - New UN Report 10/06/2015

Actions by Cities, Companies, and Sectors Could Complement Government Efforts and Save Close to 1.8 GtCO2e by 2020

UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues
UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues 10/06/2015

The new agreement to run through to 2018.

UNEP and Tongji University Launch a New Guidebook Ahead of Consultations on China's 13th Five Year Plan
UNEP and Tongji University Launch a New Guidebook Ahead of Consultations on China's 13th Five Year Plan 10/06/2015

How to Turn Environmental Challenges into opportunities for Sustainable Development?

Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson Designated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2015
Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson Designated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2015 05/06/2015

Jack Johnson is an inspirational artist and committed environmentalist. His millions of fans around the world form part of a unique network that engages with environmental non-profits at each of his tour stops

Environmental Emergency Heroes Honoured with Green Star Awards
Environmental Emergency Heroes Honoured with Green Star Awards 02/06/2015

The winners this year were announced at a high-level event in Oslo sponsored by the Norwegian Government.

New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction
New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction 21/05/2015

Rapid implementation of measures to reduce black carbon in a range of sectors would deliver multiple benefits and near term results in health, climate and other areas

Inaugural Environment Ministers Forum Calls for Enhanced Action for a Resilient, Resource Efficient Asia Pacific
Inaugural Environment Ministers Forum Calls for Enhanced Action for a Resilient, Resource Efficient Asia Pacific 20/05/2015

Ministers optimistic on moving Asia Pacific countries towards inclusive green economies

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes
UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes 20/05/2015

Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda

UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa
UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa 18/05/2015

New Publication Highlights Effective Policies to Accelerate Cost-Effective, Healthy Solutions.

WTO and UNEP Enhance Dialogue on Trade and Environmental Issues
WTO and UNEP Enhance Dialogue on Trade and Environmental Issues 28/04/2015

The event brought together leaders and renowned experts in the fields of trade and environment

New Handbook Explores How Trade Can Drive the Transition to a Green Economy
New Handbook Explores How Trade Can Drive the Transition to a Green Economy 28/04/2015

Global Trade Reached US$23.4 Trillion in 2013, Highlighting Financial Power that Could be Harnessed for Sustainable Development.

African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C
African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C 06/03/2015

At the Closing of the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C Cairo Declaration shows Africa's Resolve to: Enhance Natural Resources Management, Integrate Inclusive Green Economy into Development Planning, Develop Common Strategy on Wildlife, Redress Inequity.

Egypt to Save Over US $2.4 Billion Annually, Cut CO2 Emissions by 13%, Water Consumption by 40% and Create 8 Million New Jobs, Through Transition to Green Economy
Egypt to Save Over US $2.4 Billion Annually, Cut CO2 Emissions by 13%, Water Consumption by 40% and Create 8 Million New Jobs, Through Transition to Green Economy 05/03/2015

This report demonstrates that greening key sectors such as water, agriculture, waste and energy is an economically and environmentally astute course of action.