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South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances 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 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 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? 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 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.
UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
30/ 12/ 2011
From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 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.
UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
14/ 12/ 2011
In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bodies - many of whom have a human and social development mandate - outlines steps and policies for pursuing a green economic transformation that generates new sources of sustainable and equitable economic growth that will assist in a global economic recovery.
On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition On the Road to Rio+20, Countries Accelerate Plans for Green Economy Transition
16/ 11/ 2011
Countries are developing Green Economy strategies and activities to spur greater economic growth and jobs, environmental protection and equality.
Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development
16/ 11/ 2011
A major report released today on Rwanda's post-conflict sustainable development urges the country to build on its rehabilitation efforts and seed more opportunities for a transition towards a green economy.
Knowledge from Science to Societies: The KNOSSOS Project Knowledge from Science to Societies: The KNOSSOS Project
08/ 11/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new web platform and the first in a series of policy briefs that aim to improve the understanding of environmental scientific research among policymakers.

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