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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

Greening Tourism and Agriculture Can Help Saint Lucia Strengthen Economy and Resilience in Face of Climate Change
New UNEP study identifies opportunities for green economy transformation

Pan-European Region Makes High-Level Commitments towards Greening Economies
Food waste, ecosystem services and green public procurement among pledged topics forming new Batumi Initiative on Green Economy

UNEP Welcomes Alicia Bárcena Ibarra as New Co Chair of Expert Panel on Natural Resources
At the 18th meeting of the International Resource Panel, Cape Town

Hundreds of Students from 30 Countries Celebrate World Environment Day in Shanghai
A five-day meeting seeks innovative solutions to change the world's consumption patterns

New funding to help cities world-wide implement efficient district energy
Last year the world committed to a more sustainable future. The rollout of efficient district energy systems in cities can help make it happen, and newly approved funding will boost action and implementation.

First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership
New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organizations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 mil... See full story

Credit Ratings Embrace More Systematic Consideration of Environmental and Social Governance
Strong support from fixed income investors fuels momentum

Top 12 Ways World Can End Hunger, Stem Environmental Damage from Food Systems
Latest IRP report lists 12 ways to use natural resources more efficiently, improve human health and reduce the environmental damage caused by food systems