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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
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.
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
30/ 12/ 2011
From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 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.
How Farm Waste Provides Clean Energy for Homes in Pakistan
27/ 12/ 2011
A project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working to make clean energy a reality for households in a rural region of Pakistan.
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
14/ 12/ 2011
In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bodies - many of whom have a human and social development mandate - outlines steps and policies for pursuing a green economic transformation that generates new sources of sustainable and equitable economic growth that will assist in a global economic recovery.
New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change
13/ 12/ 2011
The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change.
Why Greening the Mountain Sector is a Priority
13/ 12/ 2011
Glaciers in the four biggest mountain ranges in the world (Andes, Himalayas, Alps and Rockies) are melting at unprecedented rates.
Calling all Creatives: UN launches Advertising Competition on Water
09/ 12/ 2011
The competition offers professionals and non-professionals in 48 European countries the chance to design a newspaper advertisement to raise awareness and inspire the European public to find green solutions for the sustainable use of water resources today and for future generations.
UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Hands Over to the Young People of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
07/ 12/ 2011
New Phase for Campaign Which Has Planted Over 12 Billion Trees Worldwide
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