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Leading French and International Experts Discuss Financial Innovation for Sustainability in France
Leading French and International Experts Discuss Financial Innovation for Sustainability in France 05/11/2015

UNEP Inquiry's Global Report on the Design of a Sustainable Financial System and Country Report on France discussed in Paris.

Global Response to Climate Change Keeps Door Open to 2 Degree C Temperature Limit
Global Response to Climate Change Keeps Door Open to 2 Degree C Temperature Limit 30/10/2015

New UN Report Synthesizes National Climate Plans from 146 Countries in Advance of Paris

Moroccan City Defies Desertification by Harnessing Solar Power and Treated Wastewater
Moroccan City Defies Desertification by Harnessing Solar Power and Treated Wastewater 23/10/2015

Inhabited by 60,000 people, Ouarzazate is one of Southern Morocco's major tourism hubs. However, its location on a bare plateau in the High Atlas Mountains makes it vulnerable to desertification and desert storms.

Reducing Black Carbon Can Save Lives and Help Combat  Climate Change
Reducing Black Carbon Can Save Lives and Help Combat Climate Change 19/10/2015

Black carbon absorbs solar energy at rates of up to a million times more than carbon dioxide.

Major Banks Launch 'Positive Impact Manifesto' for Transition to Inclusive Green Economy
Major Banks Launch 'Positive Impact Manifesto' for Transition to Inclusive Green Economy 13/10/2015

Banks-members of the UNEP Finance Initiative proposes a 'Roadmap' to establishing a new, impact-based and market driven paradigm.

UNEP Inquiry Shows How to Align Global Finance with Sustainable Development
UNEP Inquiry Shows How to Align Global Finance with Sustainable Development 08/10/2015

The heartland of the global economy, the financial system, can evolve to serve its core purpose of growing and sustaining the real economy.

UNEP Chief Welcomes the Election of  New IPCC Chair
UNEP Chief Welcomes the Election of New IPCC Chair 07/10/2015

IPCC's leadership on climate change is crucial in the run-up to COP21.

Five Inspirational Environmental Leaders Receive Champions of the Earth Award at Close of Sustainable Development Goals Summit
Five Inspirational Environmental Leaders Receive Champions of the Earth Award at Close of Sustainable Development Goals Summit 28/09/2015

Prime Minister of Bangladesh, National Geographic Society, Unilever CEO, Brazilian Cosmetics Firm and South African Anti-Poaching Unit All Lauded

Leaders Commit to Urgent and Coordinated Action to Achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Leaders Commit to Urgent and Coordinated Action to Achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 26/09/2015

Representatives of International Organizations Issue Call for Joint Action at Sustainable Development Goals Summit

MEDIA INVITATION: Can We Achieve Sustainability and Shared Prosperity within the Ecological Limits of the Planet
MEDIA INVITATION: Can We Achieve Sustainability and Shared Prosperity within the Ecological Limits of the Planet 23/09/2015

High Level Panels at SDGs Summit Look at How, How Much, and What is at Stake

UNEP's Goodwill Ambassadors Get Angry About Climate Change
UNEP's Goodwill Ambassadors Get Angry About Climate Change 23/09/2015

Anger is one of those emotions people fear. But it can be a great call to action. Just ask Angry Birds, where angry is good and the art of destruction is a path to creativity.

Transformative Business Leader to Receive United Nations Champion of the Earth Award
Transformative Business Leader to Receive United Nations Champion of the Earth Award 18/09/2015

Unilever CEO, Paul Polman recognized for leading business world towards a new model of sustainable growth

North American Winner Chosen for the 24th International Children`s Painting Competition
North American Winner Chosen for the 24th International Children`s Painting Competition 11/09/2015

Gloria Yang, aged 14 from California, wins first prize for the UNEP North American Region.