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Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment
Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment 19/10/2016

- Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis - Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people - East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris
Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris 15/10/2016

- Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer - HFCs consumption to be reduced in 2019 in developed countries and frozen in 2024 and 2028 in developing countries

UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)
UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6) 12/10/2016

New GEO-6 website provides access to vital information and data

Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change, harmful lifestyles
Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change, harmful lifestyles 15/09/2016

- Global Environment Outlook findings for the pan-European region form basis for common action - Up to 44,000 Poles die prematurely due to poor air quality, according to European Environment Agency - Better use of available resources could earn the region 1.8 trillion Euro and create up to 3 million jobs in EU alone

On eve of G20 Summit, China puts green finance centre stage
On eve of G20 Summit, China puts green finance centre stage 02/09/2016

- State Council approves proposals to propel greening of China's financial sector - US$600 billion per annum is needed in China to finance green projects

Incoming President of UN General Assembly  puts financing for sustainable development center stage
Incoming President of UN General Assembly puts financing for sustainable development center stage 25/08/2016

- US$5-7 trillion a year needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

Walking into an ecological wilderness
Walking into an ecological wilderness 08/08/2016

By Balakrishna Pisupati and Mathis Wackernagel

UN Environment Head Lauds First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation of Globe by Airplane
UN Environment Head Lauds First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation of Globe by Airplane 26/07/2016

"While they have achieved another milestone in flight, their circumnavigation is even more momentous for what it demonstrates about clean technology."