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United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building

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

UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
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
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
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
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
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
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
Launch of 'E-RISC' Report: Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit