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African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent
01/ 07/ 2011
African heads of state have stressed the need for a common voice on sustainable development in the run-up to next year's major Rio+20 conference.
New technologies to improve tracing of wildlife trade New technologies to improve tracing of wildlife trade
30/ 06/ 2011
Transferring from paper to electronic systems will allow more efficient tracing of an ever-growing trade in wildlife products.
Fixing Our Broken Oceans Fixing Our Broken Oceans
17/ 06/ 2011
Investing in more sustainable ways to manage fisheries is needed to secure food security, biodiversity and other vital services provided by oceans, writes UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Joshua S. Reichert of the Pew Environment Group.
Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification
16/ 06/ 2011
In a message to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says that investing in arid zone forests can fight poverty and help the transition towards a green economy.
UN launches new information portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements UN launches new information portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
14/ 06/ 2011
A new initiative is set to improve the sharing of information relating to over a dozen international agreements that protect the environment. The Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative, aims to provide members states and the public at large with information from one central location.
New Partnerships Needed to Ensure Future of Marine Environments: UN New Partnerships Needed to Ensure Future of Marine Environments: UN
08/ 06/ 2011
Declines in marine ecosystems due to overfishing and pollution could be reversed if organisations, communities and other stakeholders adopt a more integrated approach to managing coastal environments, according to a new UN publication.
Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies
07/ 06/ 2011
Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15 2011, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests UNEP Report Spotlights Economic Benefits of Boosting Funding for Forests
05/ 06/ 2011
Investing an additional US$40 billion a year in the forestry sector could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140 per cent by 2050, and help create millions of new jobs according to a report by the UN Environment Programme
Hollywood, Bollywood and Beyond: Celebrities Get Onboard for World Environment Day Hollywood, Bollywood and Beyond: Celebrities Get Onboard for World Environment Day
03/ 06/ 2011
In the run-up to World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2011, celebrities across the world are squaring up to their fellow stars - all in the name of the environment.
Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day
02/ 06/ 2011
A new UNEP report will detail the economic, environmental, health and social benefits of investing in forests. 'Forests in a Green Economy' will be launched in New Delhi and Nairobi on 5 June 2011.

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