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Placing Economic Value on Africa's Natural Resources
African Ministers and Experts Spotlight Efforts to Incorporate Natural Wealth Accounting in Development Planning

New Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the  Global Food Gap
Actions Needed to Improve Food Production and Consumption to Close the Projected 70 Percent Gap by 2050

Stricter Regulations Required to Reap Benefits from China's Green Investments New report highlights country's leading role in renewable energy
China has made significant investments in industrial energy efficiency, which resulted in a 19 percent reduction in energy intensity per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2006 and 2010.

'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.