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TEDx Talk by David Jensen "Natural Resources and Peacebuilding: Is the United Nations united?"TEDx Talk by David Jensen "Natural Resources and Peacebuilding: Is the United Nations united?"

The presentation focuses on the need to address natural resource degradation, governance and benefit-sharing as fundamental components of peacebuilding in Afghanistan and other post-conflict countrie ...

Forests - We all depend on themForests - We all depend on them

Forests provide employment for up to 1 billion people and contribute over US$ 450 billion to the global economy. Yet in some regions, deforestation continues at an alarming rate. Produced by UNEP to ...

The Future We WantThe Future We Want

The Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 was the biggest UN conference ever and a major step forward in achieving a sustainable futur ...

Japan Tsunami CleanupJapan Tsunami Cleanup

A year after the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, killing just over 19,000 people, a group of international experts in post-disaster waste management were invited to Ja ...

Sierra Leone at the crossroadsSierra Leone at the crossroads

Ten years after the end of the civil war Sierra Leone is at a turning point in its history – and Sierra Leonians at a crossroads.

Hazard AvertedHazard Averted

UNEP, Sierra Leone's Environment Protection Agency and Innospec Partner to successfully decontaminate 93 barrels of Tetraethyl Lead with no spills or injuries