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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

The Clean Energy Voyage
Since 2006 investments worth US$1.3 trillion have been made in the clean energy sector

Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa
Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries of the Global South

UN Secretary-General and UNEP Open New Energy Efficiency Centre in Copenhagen
The new centre is part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society.