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Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office
Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources
The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources.

Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China
Report on "Greening China's Financial System" coming in April

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy
Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo
Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai
The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.

UNEP Chief, Philippines Environment Secretary Explore Cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Other Issues
Mr. Steiner applauded the leadership of the Philippines within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the innovation it has demonstrated at the national level

First International Forum on Sustainable Lifestyles Seeks to Accelerate Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
The forum also looks to find ways around barriers to change by sharing knowledge and experiences, and showcasing initiatives across many areas.

Leading Scientists and Policymakers Gather to Chart Path for Energy Efficient Future
Targeted energy efficiency measures have the potential to reduce global energy related emissions by 1.5 Gt in 2020 and generate US$ 250-325 billion worth of savings per year

Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards Now Open
The 2015 Awards will focus on start-up enterprises working at the grassroots level