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New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat
New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty
HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda

Prudent Natural Resource Management Prerequisite to Achieving Sustainability Goals - International Resource Panel Cautions
Integrated and simultaneous implementation of the SDGs will enhance benefits across the board, says International Resource Panel

Azerbaijan Installs LED Street Lights in its Capital's Historical District
Icherisheher keeps the lights on and paves way for major emissions cut

UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues
The new agreement to run through to 2018.

UNEP and Tongji University Launch a New Guidebook Ahead of Consultations on China's 13th Five Year Plan
How to Turn Environmental Challenges into opportunities for Sustainable Development?

Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson Designated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2015
Jack Johnson is an inspirational artist and committed environmentalist. His millions of fans around the world form part of a unique network that engages with environmental non-profits at each of his tour stops