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Top Kenyan Athletes Support Half-Marathon Run to Celebrate UNEP's 40th Anniversary
07/ 02/ 2012
Kenya's top runners will join the public later this month for a half-marathon to mark the fortieth anniversary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
African Heads of State Mark 40th Anniversary of UNEP
30/ 01/ 2012
Heads of State from over thirty African countries have taken part in an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Countries Adopt Manila Declaration to Strengthen Protection of Global Marine Environment
27/ 01/ 2012
Representatives from 65 countries have agreed to step up efforts to protect the world's oceans from land-based activities, while underlining the central role played by the marine environment in the transition to a green economy.
Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits
23/ 01/ 2012
Ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems, which are currently in decline around the globe, can be boosted by shifting to a more sustainable economic paradigm that taps their natural potential
South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances
23/ 01/ 2012
South Sudan has become the 197th signatory to the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol - two treaties that are helping to restore concentrations of ozone around the planet, thereby protecting life on Earth from the sun's ultraviolet rays.
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias of Brazil Appointed New CBD Executive Secretary
22/ 01/ 2012
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced, Friday, the appointment of Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, a national of Brazil, as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Global Organizations to Expand Cooperation on Green Growth for Development
12/ 01/ 2012
Four leading global organizations today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, a cutting edge global initiative that will identify and address major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice.
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.
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