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United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions
UN Environment Links Great Apes' Future to Sustainable Development

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation and UN Environment Launch Video Contest to Bring Attention to Food Waste
Over one-third of food is wasted in North America. Visit

Twenty African eco-enterprises to receive  prestigious SEED Awards
- Twenty innovative start-ups from eight African countries announced as winners of UN-backed SEED Awards for eco-inclusive innovation - Winners will receive technical assistance and six months of free, tailor-made support to develop their business

Clean air takes centre stage at Sarajevo Film Festival
- Festival's Enviro Day to showcase UN Environment initiatives boosting air quality and protecting human health - 44,000 years of life, one-fifth of GDP are lost in Bosnia and Herzegovina annually due to poor air quality

Walking into an ecological wilderness
By Balakrishna Pisupati and Mathis Wackernagel

Worldwide Extraction of Materials Triples in Four Decades, Intensifying Climate Change and Air Pollution
Richest countries consume on average 10 times as many materials as world's poorest Planet will need 180 billion tonnes of material every year by 2050 if trends continue