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UN chief appoints Monique Barbut of France as head of convention to combat desertification UN chief appoints Monique Barbut of France as head of convention to combat desertification
20/ 09/ 2013
Ms. Barbut has extensive experience on sustainable development issues coupled with international diplomatic and political experience.
Eleventh Session of the UNCCD Conference of Parties Opens in Namibia Eleventh Session of the UNCCD Conference of Parties Opens in Namibia
17/ 09/ 2013
During the first week, participants will build upon the results of the second UNCCD scientific conference and review the progress after the completion of the first half of the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018)
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report
11/ 09/ 2013
Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated
UNEP Welcomes Renewed Commitment by World Leaders to Phase Out Climate-Damaging HFCs UNEP Welcomes Renewed Commitment by World Leaders to Phase Out Climate-Damaging HFCs
10/ 09/ 2013
In the G20 Leaders Declaration, governments agreed that the success of the Montreal Protocol - which has overseen a 98 per cent of all global consumption of controlled ozone-depleting substances, and contributed to tens of millions of cases of avoided skin cancer and cataracts - should be harnessed to phase out HFCs.
UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
09/ 09/ 2013
UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Group on Environmental Auditing, WGEA) to ensure that some 280 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) dedicated to supporting the global environment are properly implemented.
UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism
06/ 09/ 2013
Due to the widespread adoption and ratification the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol, supported by the Multilateral Fund, the efforts on ozone have been widely recognised as an example for international co-operation in addressing global environmental challenges.
Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report
23/ 08/ 2013
The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country's key economic sectors: agriculture, energy, transport and natural resource management.
New Sustainability Measures Set for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics New Sustainability Measures Set for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
20/ 08/ 2013
UNEP partners with Rio 2016
UNEP Highlights Key Role of Indigenous Communities in Transition to a Green Economy UNEP Highlights Key Role of Indigenous Communities in Transition to a Green Economy
09/ 08/ 2013
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Marked Today

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