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World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally  Agreed Goals and Objectives
06/06/2012
Ambitious Set of Sustainability Targets Can be Met, But Only with Renewed Commitment and Rapid Scaling-Up of Successful Policies

Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Marks World Environment Day at Green Nation Fest
05/06/2012
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Brazilian environmentalist and model Gisele Bündchen joined celebrations for World Environment Day.

Mongolian President among Six Champions of the Earth Named in 2012 UNEP Awards
04/06/2012
Brazilian Banker, UAE Entrepreneur, and Maasai Warrior Also Recognized for Environmental Achievements

Brazil Launches Green Passport Campaign on Eve of World Environment Day
03/06/2012
Thousands of 'Passports' to be Distributed to Visitors in Advance of Rio+20 Offering Advice on Sustainable Tourism

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