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Transition to Green Economy Could Yield up to 60 Million Jobs
31/05/2012
The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

UN to Announce Winners of Champions of the Earth Environment Awards
31/05/2012
The winners of the Champions of the Earth Awards, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, will be unveiled on 4 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

Countdown Begins to World Environment Day 2012
30/05/2012
Preparations Underway in Host Country Brazil

UN Launches Interactive Website to Support South-South Co-Operation
23/05/2012
User-Generated Content to Improve Information-Sharing on Sustainable Development

Research4Life Greatly Expands Peer Reviewed Research Available to Developing World
21/05/2012
Over 7,000 Elsevier books now accessible through HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI

UNEP Flags off Electric Car on African Odyssey
10/05/2012
Journey to Highlight Reliability and Energy Efficiency of Electric Vehicles Under Extreme Conditions

Sustainable Water Management Brings Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits
04/05/2012
Pre-publication results: UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water Management

UNEP Executive Director Praises London 2012's Sustainability Measures
26/04/2012
Says Games Provide Example to Future Events During Visit to Olympic Park

56 Ways to Live More Sustainable Lives
24/04/2012
New report collects best practices from around the globe UNEP and the European Commission launch Global Outlook on Sustainable Consumption and Production Policies at Stockholm+40