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Children Taught to Save Food on World Environment Day With a Little Help from Yaya Touré and Achim Steiner
World Environment Day celebrations at Expo Milano continue.

UNEP Chief Warns of Tsunami of E-Waste at Conference on Chemical Treaties
At the Triple Conference of Parties of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, European Cities Embrace UNEP's District Energy Initiative
Another Important Step towards the Modernization of District Energy Systems in Europe and Central Asia

WTO and UNEP Enhance Dialogue on Trade and Environmental Issues
The event brought together leaders and renowned experts in the fields of trade and environment

New Handbook Explores How Trade Can Drive the Transition to a Green Economy
Global Trade Reached US$23.4 Trillion in 2013, Highlighting Financial Power that Could be Harnessed for Sustainable Development.

Zambia's Forest Ecosystems Contribute $1.3 Billion to the National Economy, Higher than Previously Thought
Economic Study Boosts Zambia's Efforts under its National REDD+ Process

ASEAN Commits to Switch to Efficient Lighting
Harmonized standards and policy will slash energy consumption in ASEAN region.

African Leaders to Develop Common Plan for Stopping Wildlife Crime
Conference to seek advancement of Africa-wide strategy to tackle illegal trade in wild fauna and flora.

Better Resource and Energy Efficiency 'begins at home'
More sustainable buildings the aim of new 10YFP programme.

The 2015 World Environment Day Blogging Competition now open
UNEP challenges bloggers to envision a world where seven billion people make a change towards responsible consumption.

From Villages to Nations, Africa's Success Stories Offer Lessons for Global Transition to Greener and More Inclusive Economies
New study shows power of investing in a greener economy to boost GDP and life expectancy, create more and better jobs, and rapidly reduce poverty gap