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GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly  in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP
GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP 14/03/2013

The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited to 58 countries only.

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs Green Energy Campaign
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs Green Energy Campaign 27/02/2013

Supermodel and activist joins Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore and UNIDO Director General to record message of support.

UN Launches New Centre to Accelerate Use of Technology in Tackling Climate Change
UN Launches New Centre to Accelerate Use of Technology in Tackling Climate Change 22/02/2013

Facility will Focus on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations

UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want
UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want 22/02/2013

Governments Call for Governing Council to be Transformed into UN Environment Assembly

Third Africa Environment Outlook Addresses Key Environmental Risks for Human Health and Draws Pathways for Sustainable Future
Third Africa Environment Outlook Addresses Key Environmental Risks for Human Health and Draws Pathways for Sustainable Future 21/02/2013

Report Shows Good Policies for Addressing Environmental Challenges Affecting Human Health, But Weak Implementation

UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo as Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors
UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo as Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors 21/02/2013

The acclaimed singers will support a host of UNEP initiatives, including World Environment Day, UNEP's campaign to reduce food waste - known as Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint - and efforts to lower the demand for illegal wildlife products that is driving a spike in elephant and rhino poaching in East Africa

Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting Solutions Can Deliver Major Development and Climate Benefits
Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting Solutions Can Deliver Major Development and Climate Benefits 20/02/2013

UNEP Announces New Partnership with Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

Climate and Clean Air Coalition Marks One Year Anniversary
Climate and Clean Air Coalition Marks One Year Anniversary 20/02/2013

Rapid Growth of Global Initiative to Reduce Health and Climate Impacts of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

New Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for Action
New Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for Action 19/02/2013

Four UN Agencies to Assist 30 Countries in Transition to a Green Economy

Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons
Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons 19/02/2013

Gourmet Meal at UN Environment Programme Headquarters Highlights Global Campaign to Cut Food Waste

Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013
Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013 16/02/2013

Annual Study of Emerging Environmental Issues Looks at Issues Such As Risks from Chemicals and Spike in Illegal Wildlife Trade, Including Elephant and Rhino Poaching

First Universal Session of UNEP Governing Council to Galvanize New Environmental Era in Support of a Sustainable Century
First Universal Session of UNEP Governing Council to Galvanize New Environmental Era in Support of a Sustainable Century 14/02/2013

40th Anniversary Book Launched Highlighting the Struggles and Successes of UNEP Since 1972

Links Between Health and Environment in Focus at Major UN Youth Conference
Links Between Health and Environment in Focus at Major UN Youth Conference 11/02/2013

Launch of GEO-5 for Youth to Showcase Solutions by Young People to Key Environmental Challenges

UNEP to Hold Media Roundtable on Key and Emerging Environment Issues at Governing Council
UNEP to Hold Media Roundtable on Key and Emerging Environment Issues at Governing Council 06/02/2013

The Media Roundtable will provide direct interaction between journalists, UN experts, policymakers, scientists, NGOs and others on priority and emerging issues in the global environment.

Asia Pacific Countries Chart Course to Put Brakes on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Asia Pacific Countries Chart Course to Put Brakes on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants 04/02/2013

Governments and officials discussed existing measures that can be quickly taken up and integrated into strategies for economic development and environment protection.

Half-Marathon to Celebrate Nairobi as World's 'Environment Capital'
Half-Marathon to Celebrate Nairobi as World's 'Environment Capital' 01/02/2013

Marks First Ever Meeting of Environment Ministers under UNEP Universal Membership

Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Work with Oil and Gas Companies to Reduce Emissions
Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Work with Oil and Gas Companies to Reduce Emissions 28/01/2013

It is estimated that over 8 percent of total worldwide natural gas production is lost annually to venting, leakage, and flaring.

Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste
Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste 22/01/2013

Consumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year

UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries 09/01/2013

Most Comprehensive Assessment Ever of Global Emissions Released Ahead of Final Negotiations on New Mercury Treaty - Binding Treaty Can Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits in Developing and Developed Countries