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UN Conference in Samoa Generates More than US $1.9 Billion in Partnerships Tackling Such Issues as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Access to Energy
04/09/2014
The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.

UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa
02/09/2014
The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States
01/09/2014
With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy
25/08/2014
African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.