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Environmental Economist Pavan Sukhdev Named New UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
17/10/2012
Mr. Sukhdev Targeting Increased Awareness of Value of Natural Resources

Launched on World Food Day UN Report Warns Ecological Foundations that Support Food Security, Including Biodiversity, Are Being Undermined
16/10/2012
Damage to Ecological Basis Can Be Halted Through Sustainable Measures in Context of Green Economy

Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in Worlds Growing Cities, says UN assessment
15/10/2012
Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning Can Deliver Major Economic Benefits and Reduce Environmental Damage

UNEP Evaluation of 2010 World Cup's Green Performance Shows South Africa Successes and Way Forward for Brazil
09/10/2012
Carbon Footprint of South Africa 2010 Just 60 Per Cent of Projected Figure - Other Achievements Noted in Water and Waste Reduction

Natural Resource Management Manuals Launched in Support of Conflict Prevention
08/10/2012
Geneva/Nairobi, 8 October 2012 - A new set of manuals to improve natural resource management in order to reduce the risk of conflict has been launched by the United Nations (UN).

Kenyan Students Named as 2012 Young Environmental Envoys
03/10/2012
Hope Mugambi and Kendi Nkonge will Travel to Germany with Young Green Leaders from Across the World

On World Habitat Day, UN Encourages All to Build on Urban Opportunities
01/10/2012
International celebrations for World Habitat Day held in Embu, Kenya on Monday 1 October, 2012.

Experts Warn of Water Bankruptcy for Many Regions After Reviewing 200 Major Global Projects
24/09/2012
Study highlights emerging issues for world's freshwater and marine systems

UNEP Sustainable Transport Campaign Rewards Participants
14/09/2012
Bus, Train, Metro and Carpooling Companies are offering free tickets to the most active virtual travellers.