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November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital
November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital 09/05/2013

The World Forum on Natural Capital will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 21-22 November 2013.

Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award
Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award 15/04/2013

The company has invested in environmental scholarships for young university students, organized clean-up operations and, in 2005, donated 2,000 tonnes of purifying tablets to clean up sections of a p ...

UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals
UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals 04/04/2013

People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history

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 ...

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

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

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change
Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change 30/11/2012

Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges

UNEP Welcomes Appointment of New Global Environment Facility CEO
UNEP Welcomes Appointment of New Global Environment Facility CEO 02/08/2012

Dr. Naoko Ishii has succeeded Monique Barbut as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility.

UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda
UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda 01/08/2012

Civil society, Private sector and Government leaders named to 26-member advisory Panel

World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition
World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition 25/07/2012

Progress Towards Fast Cuts in Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry to Brick Kilns Spotlighted at Working Group Meeting

Inclusive Green Economy Given Go Ahead by Heads of State at Rio+20
Inclusive Green Economy Given Go Ahead by Heads of State at Rio+20 22/06/2012

Summit Paves Way for Sustainable Development Goals; New Indicator of Wealth 'Beyond GDP' and Focused Government Spending Upgrading UNEP Signals Greater Authority for World's Environment Ministers

New Countries to Start Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting, with Major Economic and Climate Benefits
New Countries to Start Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting, with Major Economic and Climate Benefits 21/06/2012

Countries Agree to 2016 as Target Date for Transition to Efficient Lamps New Policy Status Map and National Assessments Highlight Huge Savings Potential

Sustainable Water Management is Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits, say Countries
Sustainable Water Management is Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits, say Countries 19/06/2012

Results of UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water Management

UNEP Launches Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities
UNEP Launches Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities 18/06/2012

Initiative will Focus on Resource Efficiency Measures to Achieve Sustainable Urban Development

New Report Highlights Raft of Inspiring Examples of Transformative Actions by Cities and Local Governments
New Report Highlights Raft of Inspiring Examples of Transformative Actions by Cities and Local Governments 16/06/2012

Policies Can Be Replicated and Upscaled to Help World Realize Green Economy, Says Report

Lesser known climate pollutants get spotlight at Rio+20 as global Coalition builds momentum
Lesser known climate pollutants get spotlight at Rio+20 as global Coalition builds momentum 15/06/2012

Entries open for Climate and Clean Air Coalition's global outreach contest

Rio+20: Opportunity to Fast Track Transition to Green Economy, Lift Millions Out of Poverty
Rio+20: Opportunity to Fast Track Transition to Green Economy, Lift Millions Out of Poverty 14/06/2012

New Report Presents Key Policies and Building Blocks to Unlock Prosperity, Reduce Poverty and Support Environmental Sustainability

World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally  Agreed Goals and Objectives
World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally Agreed Goals and Objectives 06/06/2012

Ambitious Set of Sustainability Targets Can be Met, But Only with Renewed Commitment and Rapid Scaling-Up of Successful Policies