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UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.

Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste

OzHarvest partners with the United Nations Environment Programme to feed 5000 people in Martin Place
The way humanity manages or mismanages its food supply will in many ways define the 21st century-currently we know that we are not doing a great job with at least one third of all food produced lost or wasted.

Clean-up of Polluting Brick Kilns and Cook Stoves Backed by Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Cutting emissions of SLCPs like black carbon, methane and gases known as HFCs could cut the rate of global warming by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius, save millions of lives and reduce crop losses by over 30 million tonnes a year.

World's Largest Solar Ship Docks in Halifax, Canada
UNEP-Supported PlanetSolar Investigated Ocean Eddies on journey from Boston

OzHarvest partners with the United Nations Environment Programme  to feed 5000 people in Sydney
As a nation, Australians waste $7.8 billion dollars of food or four million tonnes per annum

World Environment Day: Greening the Blue Photo Pledge Campaign Winners Announced
Greening the Blue aims at raising awareness of the importance of sustainability throughout the UN system

UN General Assembly Sets up New UN Forum to Boost Sustainable Development Efforts
The Forum will convene annually at the ministerial level under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and it will, every four years, bring together heads of State to provide added momentum for sustainable development.

Fisheries Reform: Time to Draw in the Net
By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director

West Africa Nations Agree to Phase Out Inefficient  Incandescent Lamps
By phasing out incandescent lighting, African nations together could save a total of 2.4 terawatt hours of electricity; equivalent to 6.7 per cent of total annual energy consumption. The savings would be enough to power over 1.2 million households.