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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

United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit 21/12/2012

UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building

Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions  Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action
Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action 11/12/2012

The Meeting at UN Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre Comes After Another Round of Climate Change Talks

Doha Climate Conference Opens Gateway to Greater Ambition and Action on Climate Change
Doha Climate Conference Opens Gateway to Greater Ambition and Action on Climate Change 09/12/2012

Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.

UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award 08/12/2012

The honorary category of the award recognizes global actions by environmental leaders.

Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event
Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event 06/12/2012

Costa Rica, Mexico and Nigeria present their latest progress and lessons learned on developing REDD+ safeguards and legal preparedness.

UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa 06/12/2012

Information Portal will Make Available Research, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Projects Across the Continent

Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants 06/12/2012

Rapid Growth of Country Members-from 6 to 25 in Less Than 12 Months - Underlines World-Wide Interest in Voluntary Initiative

Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report
Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report 03/12/2012

Report Released at First Post-Rio+20 Global Conference on Measuring Progress Towards a Green Economy