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UNEP Official Gains Senior Afghan Government Appointment UNEP Official Gains Senior Afghan Government Appointment
03/ 11/ 2011
A long-serving member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) team in Afghanistan, Abdul Wali Modadiq, has been appointed the Deputy Director-General of Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency.
Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change Report Shows Key Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change
10/ 10/ 2011
Greenhouse gas emissions from the global tourism industry are set to at least double in the next 25 years unless more low carbon, resource efficient policies are developed, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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.
Local Green Economies Show Europe the Way to Rio+20 Local Green Economies Show Europe the Way to Rio+20
05/ 10/ 2011
European leaders must take a strong, unified position on the future of international environmental policy and ensure that next year's Rio+20 summit does not just result in statements of good intent but in concrete actions and tangible targets.
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
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.
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
Investments in Water Sector Could Pay Huge Dividends for Human Health and Food Security Investments in Water Sector Could Pay Huge Dividends for Human Health and Food Security
25/ 08/ 2011
Investing 0.16 per cent of global GDP in the water sector could reduce water scarcity and halve the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in less than four years, according to United Nations research released today.
New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum
22/ 08/ 2011
A UN-backed meeting of global conservation experts has concluded in Geneva with important decisions to protect a number of endangered species, including the launch of a trust fund to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant population.
China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits
02/ 08/ 2011
China, the largest producer and consumer of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which not only harm the ozone layer but also the climate due to their high global-warming potential, has been granted US $265 million to cut its use of these gases by 2015.

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