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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.

Search Begins for Kenya's Young Green Leaders
Applications Now Open for 2013 Young Environmental Envoy Programme

Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future
West Africa has become the latest region to drive efforts to promote energy efficient lighting

United Nations Reports its Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Journey Towards Climate Neutrality
This report details the UN's greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 and some of the activities undertaken in 2012 to reduce them

Climate Change, Water Shortages, Biodiversity Loss, will have Growing Impacts on Global Business: UN Report
Adapting to Changing Environment and Seizing Green Economy Opportunities will Give Companies Competitive Advantage