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Trekking for peace in Afghanistan Trekking for peace in Afghanistan
09/ 08/ 2010
Afghanistan's alpine landscape was the backdrop for a community event organised by UNEP as part of a campaign leading-up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2010.
UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project
29/ 07/ 2010
UNEP and The Nippon Foundation today officially launched the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize to find the most innovative environmental project in the developing world
UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage
23/ 07/ 2010
As the boat made from bottles edges towards its finishing post in Sydney, UN Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner joined journalists for a live video link-up with Plastiki expedition leader David de Rothschild from UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Environmental Degradation Plagues Haiti Earthquake Recovery Environmental Degradation Plagues Haiti Earthquake Recovery
22/ 07/ 2010
As part of the UN relief and recovery effort, UNEP is focused on promoting a sustainable recovery for Haiti by minimising the environmental damage from reconstruction and ensuring there is adequate, long-term investment in natural resource management
SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications
20/ 07/ 2010
Social and environmental entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to the annual SEED Awards as of today, 19 July 2010
"Play For Life" Raises Funds to Protect Species and Habitats in Africa "Play For Life" Raises Funds to Protect Species and Habitats in Africa
16/ 07/ 2010
The 'Play for Life' campaign promoted the International Year of Biodiversity through a combination of events, public service announcements with Cameroon footballer Samuel Eto'o, social networks, PUMA retail and fundraising activities. Each element of the program encouraged the public to take action and get involved. The public, through online voting chose the three beneficiaries for the campaign donations.
Global Trends in Green Energy 2009:  New Power Capacity from Renewable Sources Tops Fossil Fuels Global Trends in Green Energy 2009: New Power Capacity from Renewable Sources Tops Fossil Fuels
15/ 07/ 2010
In 2009, for the second year in a row, both the US and Europe added more power capacity from renewable sources such as wind and solar than from conventional sources like coal, gas and nuclear, according to twin reports launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).
UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation
15/ 07/ 2010
Increasing water shortages, rapid urbanization, a rise in irrigated agriculture, the degradation of marine and coastal areas and loss of forests are just some of the environmental challenges that are highlighted in the soon to be released report

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