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On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition
16/ 11/ 2011
Countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur greater economic growth and jobs, environmental protection and equality.
Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development
16/ 11/ 2011
A major report released today on Rwanda's post-conflict sustainable development urges the country to build on its rehabilitation efforts and seed more opportunities for a transition towards a green economy.
Protecting Nature's Nomads Protecting Nature's Nomads
14/ 11/ 2011
Up to 10,000 animal species are thought to migrate. Yet, increasingly, air, water and land routes are being destroyed by barriers ranging from roads, fences, dams and power lines to unsustainable hunting or fishing practices, habitat degradation, pollution and climate change.
UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Reaches 12 Billion Milestone UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Reaches 12 Billion Milestone
08/ 11/ 2011
More than 12 billion trees have now been planted in 193 countries under the Billion Tree Campaign, organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Desertification Convention breaks new ground Desertification Convention breaks new ground
26/ 10/ 2011
Policy-making in the climate change and biodiversity Convention processes is backed by a strong independent science and knowledge community
Green Innovators Receive Young Environmental Leader Award Green Innovators Receive Young Environmental Leader Award
25/ 10/ 2011
Four students from Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines have received the 2011 Young Environmental Leader Award for their innovative sustainable development projects.
UNEP Study Confirms DR Congo's Potential as Environmental Powerhouse but Warns of Critical Threats UNEP Study Confirms DR Congo's Potential as Environmental Powerhouse but Warns of Critical Threats
10/ 10/ 2011
With half of Africa's forests and water resources and trillion-dollar mineral reserves, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could become a powerhouse of African development provided multiple pressures on its natural resources are urgently addressed.
UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone UNEP Joins 7 Billion Actions Campaign to Show Opportunities and Challenges at Population Milestone
06/ 10/ 2011
The world population is set to hit 7 billion on 31 October 2011, bringing into sharp focus the challenges of ensuring sustainable development and a fair share of the planet's resources for a growing global population.
Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation Why Investing in Forests is Win-Win for Communities, Climate and Orangutan Conservation
28/ 09/ 2011
Conserving key rainforests in Indonesia could generate revenues three times greater than felling them for palm oil plantations.
Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference
28/ 09/ 2011
Six young Aljazeera anchors interviewed Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, on the future of sustainable development

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