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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
13-Year-Old Artist from Philippines Wins UNEP International Children's Painting Competition 13-Year-Old Artist from Philippines Wins UNEP International Children's Painting Competition
27/ 09/ 2011
A love of walking in forests in her home country of the Philippines inspired the winning entry of 13-year-old Trisha Co Reyes in the 2011 International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment.
UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy
27/ 09/ 2011
Urgently bridging the skills gap among young people through improved education and training will be one of the keys towards delivering a global Green Economy.
Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth Editorial: Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth
26/ 09/ 2011
As delegates from around the world converge in Indonesia for the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference 2011, greening the economy as well as generating decent jobs for young people now and in the future are emerging as major tests for the global economy.
TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20 TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20
15/ 09/ 2011
As the world prepares for the Rio+20 conference in June 2012, more than 1,400 young people from 120 countries are gathering in Indonesia later this month to shape, sharpen and finalize their unique position on this once in a generation event
GRASP Welcomes U.S. Government Decision to Review Chimpanzee Status GRASP Welcomes U.S. Government Decision to Review Chimpanzee Status
13/ 09/ 2011
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) stated that it has initiated a review of whether captive chimpanzees should be "up-listed" from the current "threatened" status to "endangered."

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