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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia
14/12/2012
UNEP Executive Director and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Discuss Continued Cooperation

UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
08/12/2012
The honorary category of the award recognizes global actions by environmental leaders.

Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event
06/12/2012
Costa Rica, Mexico and Nigeria present their latest progress and lessons learned on developing REDD+ safeguards and legal preparedness.

UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
06/12/2012
Information Portal will Make Available Research, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Projects Across the Continent

Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report
03/12/2012
Report Released at First Post-Rio+20 Global Conference on Measuring Progress Towards a Green Economy

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap Widening as Nations Head to Crucial Climate Talks in Doha
21/11/2012
Keeping Average Global Temperature Rise to Below 2°C Still Achievable, with Potentially Big Cuts Possible from Buildings, Transportation and Avoided Deforestation - But Time Running Out

Risks to Sovereign Bonds Posed by Overuse of Natural Resources Need Greater Attention, says New Report
19/11/2012
Natural Resource Risk Profiles Calculated for Five Pilot Countries

Press Conference: New UN Report to Highlight Risks to Sovereign Bonds Posed by Degradation of Natural Resources
15/11/2012
Launch of 'E-RISC' Report: Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit