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November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital
The World Forum on Natural Capital will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 21-22 November 2013.

Greening Trade Imperative for Sustainable Development
UNEP Report Shows How Advancing the Green Economy in Six Key Sectors Creates New Trade Opportunities

Soaring Demand for Metals Calls for Rethink of Recycling Practices, Says International Resource Panel
Raising Recycling Rates through Product-Centric Approach Can Mitigate Negative Environmental Impacts

Asia Overtakes Rest of the World in Consumption of Materials
Current Resource Exploitation Trend Cannot Support Fast-Growing Economies and Changing Lifestyles

Nigerian Doctor and Writer Wins World Environment Day Blogging Contest
Charles Immanuel Akhimien Will Report from WED Host Country Mongolia

Scaled-Up Investments in Sustainable Cities Crucial for Improved Resource Efficiency and Poverty Eradication
Greening City Infrastructure Can Sustain Economic Growth while Using Fewer Resources

Wind Power Surges to New Record
Global installed capacity has now reached 282.5 GW, a cumulative increase of almost 19%

Russia and UNEP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership
The agreement was signed by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy.