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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.

2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap
Raising Ambition is Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise below 2° C

UAE to Host First Global Conference on UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy
Countries participating in PAGE outline benefits of national transition at South-South Expo

From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium
2013 SEED Awards Honour Low Carbon, African and Female Entrepreneurs