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Rio+20 and sustainable Development

useful links

UNEP and the Green Economy Initiative
UNEP’s green Economy Initiative provides a range of advisory services to more than 20 governments around the world. Underpinning all dimensions of the green Economy Initiative is a focus on robust economic research and policy analysis.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
The wBcSD is a cEO-led organization of forward- thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.

Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI)
SEfI provides financiers with the tools, support and global network needed to conceive and manage investments in the complex and rapidly changing marketplace for clean energy technologies.

UN Environment Programme 40th Anniversary
In celebration of UNEP’s 40 years, the website marks key events, negotiations and experiences that have taken place and includes photos of the times.



10% of rich countries’ greenhouse gas emissions come from growing food that is never eaten — FAO

1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted, according to — FAO

40 million tonnes of food wasted by US households, retailers and food services each year would be enough to satisfy the hunger of nearly one billion malnourished people in the world — FAO

90% drop in the amount of lead levels in blood worldwide and saves 1.2 million lives annually through the phase out of lead in gasoline — FAO

3 billion people still cook and heat their homes using solid fuels in open fires and leaky stoves — WHO