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'We Have The Power' to make a difference
UNEP and Magnum unite to showcase initiatives on sustainable energy for all

Leading Global Finance Institutions Come Together to Finance the Future We Want
Acknowledging Urgent Need for Action, Financiers and Policymakers Turn Spotlight on Sustainable Financial System

Climate Technology Centre and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries
Facility Focuses on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations in Order to Reduce Emissions and Improve Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change

Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions
For first time, chief executives will join top Government officials to share solutions, commitments and plans towards climate action at COP, on the road to a 2015 global climate agreement

Africa Climate Adaptation Costs Could Soar  to USD $350 Billion Annually by 2070 if Warming Hits 3.5-4°C  UN Report
Additional Adaptation Funding Imperative to Control Damage and Build Resilience 4 Degree World May Spell Extinction for Africa's Coral Reefs

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate
Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80 percent.

COP 19/CMP 9 begins with calls for governments to harness strong groundswell  of action on climate change
In addition, the meeting in Warsaw will focus on decisions that will make fully operational the new institutional support under the UNFCCC for developing nations in finance, adaptation and technology.

First Asia Pacific Meeting on Consumption and Production Seeks Sustainable Solutions, Greener Growth
With over half the world's population-increasing at a rate of 1.2 percent annually-and nearly 30 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Asia Pacific currently accounts for more than half of the world's total resource use.

UNEP and INTERPOL Assess Impacts of Environmental Crime  on Security and Development
At First High Level Compliance and Enforcement Meeting in Nairobi

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report
Women in conflict-affected countries are often primarily responsible for meeting the water, food and energy needs of households and communities.

UNEP, ELI, and partners launch global knowledge platform for environmental peacebuilding
The contents of the site were produced as part of a broad collaboration led by ELI, UNEP, McGill University, and the University of Tokyo, together with 225 researchers and practitioners around the world.