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Green Economy and Environmental Governance reform backed by world's environment ministers Green Economy and Environmental Governance reform backed by world's environment ministers
24/ 02/ 2011
A major sustainable development conference in Brazil next year offers a key opportunity to accelerate and to scale-up a global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy, a meeting of the world's environment ministers has signaled.
European Commission and UNEP Announce New Partnership to Catalyze Green Economy European Commission and UNEP Announce New Partnership to Catalyze Green Economy
23/ 02/ 2011
A wide-ranging new partnership aimed at furthering sustainable development in the 21st century was announced today by the European Union's (EU) Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik and UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex
22/ 02/ 2011
The European Commission, Government of Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are set to announce a major new partnership to assist in the restoration of part of the Mau Forest Complex.
Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex
22/ 02/ 2011
Today's new cooperative statement, outlining a strategic partnership covering European Union funding from the European Commission (EC) to UNEP up to 2013, identifies key areas of joint activities including under the European Union's "Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy".
Road to RIO 2012: The Imperative to Act in a Dramatically Changed World Road to RIO 2012: The Imperative to Act in a Dramatically Changed World
21/ 02/ 2011
The Green Economy within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and an International Framework for Sustainable Development, including International Environment Governance (IEG).
Green Shoots of the Green Economy - Editorial by Achim Steiner Green Shoots of the Green Economy - Editorial by Achim Steiner
20/ 02/ 2011
In just two years, the idea of a "Green Economy," with its links to sustainable development and poverty eradication, has gone from being an interesting idea to being among the top two issues at the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20.
East Africa gets into gear for cleaner, greener fuel East Africa gets into gear for cleaner, greener fuel
18/ 02/ 2011
Transition to low-sulphur diesel and cleaner vehicles could achieve US$6 billion in health savings for Sub-Saharan Africa each year
Fertilizer and plastic pollution are main emerging issues in 2011 UNEP Year Book Fertilizer and plastic pollution are main emerging issues in 2011 UNEP Year Book
17/ 02/ 2011
Massive amounts of phosphorus, a valuable fertilizer needed to feed a growing global population, are being lost to the oceans as result of inefficiencies in farming and a failure to recycle wastewater.
UNEP and Hisense sign new partnership to support green entrepreneurs UNEP and Hisense sign new partnership to support green entrepreneurs
15/ 02/ 2011
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Hisense International Co. Ltd. today signed a partnership at a ceremony in UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, which will work to promote and strengthen the brand profile and global positioning of the SEED Award The SEED Award is a component of the SEED Initiative programme, which supports innovative and small-scale entrepreneurs worldwide who integrate environmental and social benefits into their business models.
Preparing for Tomorrow's World Preparing for Tomorrow's World
03/ 02/ 2011
The timely issue of how national governments make decisions for a changing climate is the topic of the latest World Resources Report (WRR)

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