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Barbados Unveils Study to Accelerate Green Economy Transition
Barbados Unveils Study to Accelerate Green Economy Transition 30/03/2012

Calls for Green Economy to Address Structural Vulnerabilities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Environment: Act Now or Face Costly Consequences, Warns OECD
Environment: Act Now or Face Costly Consequences, Warns OECD 16/03/2012

As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment.

The Future We Want: 100 Days to Rio+20
The Future We Want: 100 Days to Rio+20 12/03/2012

The Green Economy: Does it include you?

Win a Date with History Video Contest to Find Speaker for Rio+20 Conference
Win a Date with History Video Contest to Find Speaker for Rio+20 Conference 06/03/2012

13- to 30-Year-Olds Sought To Address World Leaders On Sustainability

UN Millennium Development Goal Drinking Water Target is Met
UN Millennium Development Goal Drinking Water Target is Met 06/03/2012

A UN report estimates that 92 per cent of the global population will have access to improved drinking water by 2015. But progress towards the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target still lags behind.

One Step Closer Towards Cleaner Cookstoves in Afghanistan
One Step Closer Towards Cleaner Cookstoves in Afghanistan 28/02/2012

As part of a UNEP-supported project, metalsmiths, engineers and environmental experts are working with local villagers to design and test prototypes for cleaner cookstoves.

Nations Commit to Scaling up Environmental Sustainability in UNEP's 40th Anniversary Year
Nations Commit to Scaling up Environmental Sustainability in UNEP's 40th Anniversary Year 22/02/2012

The world's environment ministers ended their annual meeting by committing to make the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 a success.

Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012
Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012 22/02/2012

KIA Motors Donates Fuel-Efficient Cars for Regional Competition to Mark WED and UNEP's 40th Anniversary

Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment
Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment 22/02/2012

Cape Verde presents a dual vulnerability to climate change, both as a small island developing State, and as an arid country in the Africa's Sahel region, and is already battling with increased pressure on scarce water resources, and more frequent extreme events.

Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa's Clean Energy Potential
Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa's Clean Energy Potential 21/02/2012

Africa Launch of 'UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All' Held in Nairobi

Nigeria's Ugochi Anyaka Wins UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award
Nigeria's Ugochi Anyaka Wins UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award 21/02/2012

Ugochi Anyaka, a radio reporter from Nigeria, has won the United Nations Environment Programme's Young Environmental Journalist Award (YEJA), beating over 120 entries from reporters across Africa.

Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel
Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel 20/02/2012

Re-tooling the Global Work Force for a Green Economy and Increased Threats to Food Security and Safety Ranked Second and Third Findings Come as Global Environment Outlook-5 Summary Released to World's Environment Ministers at UNEP Governing Council

Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum 15/02/2012

Follow Governing Council press conferences online at: http://dcs.unon.org/gcssxii/

From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues
From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues 13/02/2012

Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

Tara Oceans expedition arrives in New York City
Tara Oceans expedition arrives in New York City 10/02/2012

The French scientific research vessel, Tara Oceans, which is backed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has made a stopover at UN headquarters in New York as part of its campaign to raise awareness on the state of the oceans and marine life.