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Trash-Burning Cookstoves at Nairobi Slums Offer Glimpse of Green Development Opportunities
12/02/2016
How a community in Nairobi's Kibera slum overcame management challenges to clean up their neighbourhood, embrace a new source of energy, create green jobs and make some money in the process.

Call for Applications for the 2016 SEED Awards
26/01/2016
Green Start-up Enterprises Can Submit Their Candidacy by 21 March 2016

With UNEP's Support Central Asian States Tighten Cooperation to Achieve SDGs
22/01/2016
UNEP solidified its presence in Central Asia this year by opening a new office and organizing a series of key meetings to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

New 'Champions 12.3' Coalition Inspires Action to Halve Global Food Waste
21/01/2016
UNEP Executive Director is among 30 CEOs, government ministers, global institution executives, and civil society leaders seeking to increase political and social momentum to achieve Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Viet Nam Dragon Fruit Orchards Bloom in New Light
31/12/2015
A UNEP-GEF project is helping Vietnamese farmers to reduce their environmental impact and their electricity bills.

UNEP Signs MOU with ICLEI
08/12/2015
The future of what happens in our societies will be largely determined by what happens in the cities of our world.

Celebrity Chefs Serve up Free Meals from Discarded Food
03/12/2015
Over 2,000 people savour dishes made from food destined for waste

'Whole System' Approach Needed to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting
30/11/2015
Appropriate Management of Natural Resources at Centre of Solutions to Climate Change, Says International Resource Panel