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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.

Zambia's Forest Ecosystems Contribute $1.3 Billion to the National Economy, Higher than Previously Thought
Zambia's Forest Ecosystems Contribute $1.3 Billion to the National Economy, Higher than Previously Thought 28/04/2015

Economic Study Boosts Zambia's Efforts under its National REDD+ Process

African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows
African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows 16/04/2015

Africa has perhaps the most to lose from climate change and the most to gain from an effective climate change agreement.

UNEP Chief Confident About the Future of Renewable Energy
UNEP Chief Confident About the Future of Renewable Energy 07/04/2015

Achim Steiner shares the reasons for optimism with the Atlantic Council.

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future 07/04/2015

World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office
Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office 01/04/2015

Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.

Norway Submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of Paris 2015 Agreement
Norway Submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of Paris 2015 Agreement 27/03/2015

Ahead of the Paris Conference on Climate Change

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources
Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources 20/03/2015

The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources.

Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China
Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China 20/03/2015

Report on "Greening China's Financial System" coming in April

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy
UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy 13/03/2015

Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo
Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo 06/03/2015

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

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.