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Children Taught to Save Food on World Environment Day With a Little Help from Yaya Touré and Achim Steiner
05/06/2015
World Environment Day celebrations at Expo Milano continue.

Environmental Emergency Heroes Honoured with Green Star Awards
02/06/2015
The winners this year were announced at a high-level event in Oslo sponsored by the Norwegian Government.

Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Chemicals and Waste
21/05/2015
Environment crime undermines sustainable development. It is not only a threat to species, to habitats and to ecosystems, but also to human health, livelihoods and national economies

New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction
21/05/2015
Rapid implementation of measures to reduce black carbon in a range of sectors would deliver multiple benefits and near term results in health, climate and other areas

Inaugural Environment Ministers Forum Calls for Enhanced Action for a Resilient, Resource Efficient Asia Pacific
20/05/2015
Ministers optimistic on moving Asia Pacific countries towards inclusive green economies

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes
20/05/2015
Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda

UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa
18/05/2015
New Publication Highlights Effective Policies to Accelerate Cost-Effective, Healthy Solutions.

UNEP Chief Warns of Tsunami of E-Waste at Conference on Chemical Treaties
05/05/2015
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
30/04/2015
Another Important Step towards the Modernization of District Energy Systems in Europe and Central Asia

From Villages to Nations, Africa's Success Stories Offer Lessons for Global Transition to Greener and More Inclusive Economies
05/03/2015
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