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'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture 'Decoupling' rate of resource consumption from economic growth rate - Europe presents mixed picture
26/ 05/ 2011
Dramatic differences exist between many countries in Europe and their consumption of natural resources such as fossil fuels, biomass and minerals, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) shows.
Green Week: Europe's Largest Environmental Policy Conference Begins
Green Week: Europe's Largest Environmental Policy Conference Begins
24/ 05/ 2011
Green Week - the largest annual environmental policy conference in Europe attracting around 4,000 participants, is taking place in Brussels this week. In its 11th year, this year's meeting will focus on the theme of "Resource Efficiency: Using less, living better".
Strengthening of IPCC agreed at plenary session in Abu Dhabi Strengthening of IPCC agreed at plenary session in Abu Dhabi
13/ 05/ 2011
A stronger governance structure and a set of forward-looking policies across a range of management issues were adopted today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at its 33rd Plenary Session in the United Arab Emirates.
Amina Mohamed of Kenya appointed as Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

Amina Mohamed of Kenya appointed as Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme
13/ 05/ 2011
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Amina Mohamed, a Kenyan national, as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
UNEP and Global Green Growth Institute set for closer collaboration UNEP and Global Green Growth Institute set for closer collaboration
12/ 05/ 2011
Efforts to promote a global transition to a more resource-efficient, low carbon Green Economy received a boost this week with the opening of the first regional office of the Global Green Growth Institute in Copenhagen
Humanity Can and Must  Do More with Less: UNEP Report Humanity Can and Must Do More with Less: UNEP Report
12/ 05/ 2011
By 2050, humanity could consume an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year - three times its current appetite - unless the economic growth rate is "decoupled" from the rate of natural resource consumption.
Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road
09/ 05/ 2011
The Maldives is hosting Asia's first ever ozone- and climate-friendly technology exhibition, the Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show.
World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy World's Least Developed Countries Set to Jump Start Transition to a Green Economy
09/ 05/ 2011
The world's 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today.
Business leaders debate Green Economy in Paris Business leaders debate Green Economy in Paris
14/ 04/ 2011
Some 200 representatives from business and industry, governments and civil society gathered in Paris this week to debate the transition to a green economy.
Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition Media Advisory - Green Economy Symposium: Accelerating the Transition
11/ 04/ 2011
The idea of a Green Economy is fast becoming a key component of mainstream economic discourse and is seen as the blueprint for a transition to a more efficient and equitable economy that makes better use of natural resources to achieve sustainable growth.

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