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Media Invitation: Countries Discuss Reduction of Climate Change-Inducing HFCs
Media Invitation: Countries Discuss Reduction of Climate Change-Inducing HFCs 04/04/2016

Phasing down hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol could prevent a global temperature rise of up to 0.4°C

Sugar sweetens the deal for renewable energy
Sugar sweetens the deal for renewable energy 04/04/2016

Cogeneration of heat and power from sugarcane byproducts can help meet Africa's energy needs

Greening Peru's Economy
Greening Peru's Economy 01/04/2016

Integrating green growth into development policies can help countries promote the efficient and environmentally sound use of resources while boosting green jobs

Latin American Environment Ministers Meet to Fast-Track Action on Climate Change, Deforestation, Air Pollution
Latin American Environment Ministers Meet to Fast-Track Action on Climate Change, Deforestation, Air Pollution 30/03/2016

Gearing up for the 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), ministers to define regional approaches to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Energy Efficiency Powers Latin America's Development
Energy Efficiency Powers Latin America's Development 29/03/2016

The region could save up to 10% in energy consumption by switching to cleaner technologies

A Blow for Coal, a Boom for Solar
A Blow for Coal, a Boom for Solar 24/03/2016

India's Supreme Court Ruling puts the country on a green energy path

Development of Water Trading in Australia
Development of Water Trading in Australia 23/03/2016

Economic mechanisms help communities adjust to extreme changes in water availability

UNEP Inaugurates New Offices in Paris
UNEP Inaugurates New Offices in Paris 22/03/2016

UNEP's new offices in Paris

Improving Efficiency in Kenya's Forestry Sector Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 27%, Bring Annual Economic Benefits of $188 Million
Improving Efficiency in Kenya's Forestry Sector Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 27%, Bring Annual Economic Benefits of $188 Million 21/03/2016

Joint Kenya and United Nations Report Highlights Measures that Could Contribute Significantly to Kenya's Paris Climate Commitments

Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is "Decoupled" from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel
Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is "Decoupled" from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel 21/03/2016

Demand for water set to outstrip supply by 40 per cent, highlighting urgent need to improve how humans use the precious resource

Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin
Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin 21/03/2016

REDD+ helps to protect Africa's largest forests while supporting the sustainable development of local communities

The Hour for Individual Action is Upon Us, Says Chinese Film Star
The Hour for Individual Action is Upon Us, Says Chinese Film Star 19/03/2016

To mark Earth Hour Li Bingbing appeals for individuals to change the way they live to avoid perils of climate change.

Climate for Change in Sudan
Climate for Change in Sudan 17/03/2016

UNEP's projects help to halt the vicious cycle of climate change, resource scarcity and conflict

Imax Launches "Big Picture" Initiative;
Partners With UN Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment
Imax Launches "Big Picture" Initiative; Partners With UN Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment 16/03/2016

Wide-ranging Effort to Address Environmental and Societal Challenges through Film

Floating gardens help lift Bangladeshis out of poverty and stave off worst impacts of climate change
Floating gardens help lift Bangladeshis out of poverty and stave off worst impacts of climate change 15/03/2016

UNEP-UNDP partnership builds resilience to climate change in one of the world's most vulnerable countries

MEDIA INVITATION: UNEP Holds Special Session on Environment and Human Health
MEDIA INVITATION: UNEP Holds Special Session on Environment and Human Health 16/02/2016

As Governments Gear Up for 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean
Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean 12/02/2016

40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.

G20 Green Finance Study Group Meets for the First Time in Beijing
G20 Green Finance Study Group Meets for the First Time in Beijing 09/02/2016

The GFSG will collaborate with other G20 groups and related external initiatives.