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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.
One step closer towards a global treaty on mercury One step closer towards a global treaty on mercury
03/ 02/ 2011
The realisation of a global treaty on mercury is gaining momentum following a meeting of over 120 states in Chiba, Japan. The metal can have seriously damaging effects on the environment, while human exposure to mercury poses a multitude of health risks.
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)
Ban Calls For A Green Economy As Crucial For A Sustainable Future Ban Calls For A Green Economy As Crucial For A Sustainable Future
31/ 01/ 2011
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for "revolutionary action" to achieve sustainable development, warning that the past century's heedless consumption of resources is "a global suicide pact" with time running out to ensure an economic model for survival.
Sustainable tourism gets boost with launch of global partnership Sustainable tourism gets boost with launch of global partnership
28/ 01/ 2011
Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and for developing countries it can be a source of much needed income
Environmental assessments for Sierra Leone help sustainable development Environmental assessments for Sierra Leone help sustainable development
20/ 12/ 2010
The vital role of environmental assessments in supporting the sustainable use of Sierra Leone's rich natural heritage has won high level support at a seminar entitled 'Environmental Assessment: A Tool for Sustainable Development', which took place last week in the country's capital of Freetown.
Compliance on Multilateral Environmental Agreements Gets Educational Boost From UNEP and the IUCN Academy Compliance on Multilateral Environmental Agreements Gets Educational Boost From UNEP and the IUCN Academy
16/ 12/ 2010
Over the past four decades the international community has developed and adopted Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), which under international law are fundamental for assisting countries to work together on global environmental issues.

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