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Research4Life Greatly Expands Peer Reviewed Research Available to Developing World
Research4Life Greatly Expands Peer Reviewed Research Available to Developing World 21/05/2012

Over 7,000 Elsevier books now accessible through HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI

Sustainable Water Management Brings Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits
Sustainable Water Management Brings Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits 04/05/2012

Pre-publication results: UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water Management

New Climate and Clean Air Coalition Expands to 13 Members
New Climate and Clean Air Coalition Expands to 13 Members 24/04/2012

New Initiatives Assessed for Fast and Scaled-up Action on Black Carbon, Methane, and HFCs

UN Publishes Greenhouse Gas Emission Figures and Highlights Progress towards Climate Neutrality
UN Publishes Greenhouse Gas Emission Figures and Highlights Progress towards Climate Neutrality 23/04/2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes publication of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN

Barbados Unveils Study to Accelerate Green Economy Transition
Barbados Unveils Study to Accelerate Green Economy Transition 30/03/2012

Calls for Green Economy to Address Structural Vulnerabilities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Environment: Act Now or Face Costly Consequences, Warns OECD
Environment: Act Now or Face Costly Consequences, Warns OECD 16/03/2012

As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible dam ...

Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012
Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012 22/02/2012

KIA Motors Donates Fuel-Efficient Cars for Regional Competition to Mark WED and UNEP's 40th Anniversary

Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment
Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment 22/02/2012

Cape Verde presents a dual vulnerability to climate change, both as a small island developing State, and as an arid country in the Africa's Sahel region, and is already battling with increased pressu ...

Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel
Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel 20/02/2012

Re-tooling the Global Work Force for a Green Economy and Increased Threats to Food Security and Safety Ranked Second and Third Findings Come as Global Environment Outlook-5 Summary Released to World' ...

Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum 15/02/2012

Follow Governing Council press conferences online at: http://dcs.unon.org/gcssxii/

From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues
From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues 13/02/2012

Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?
2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development? 04/01/2012

2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the environment programme of the UN.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December 03/01/2012

2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.