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One Step Closer Towards Cleaner Cookstoves in Afghanistan
28/02/2012
As part of a UNEP-supported project, metalsmiths, engineers and environmental experts are working with local villagers to design and test prototypes for cleaner cookstoves.

Nations Commit to Scaling up Environmental Sustainability in UNEP's 40th Anniversary Year
22/02/2012
The world's environment ministers ended their annual meeting by committing to make the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 a success.

Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012
22/02/2012
KIA Motors Donates Fuel-Efficient Cars for Regional Competition to Mark WED and UNEP's 40th Anniversary

Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa's Clean Energy Potential
21/02/2012
Africa Launch of 'UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All' Held in Nairobi

Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel
20/02/2012
Re-tooling the Global Work Force for a Green Economy and Increased Threats to Food Security and Safety Ranked Second and Third Findings Come as Global Environment Outlook-5 Summary Released to World's Environment Ministers at UNEP Governing Council

Kenyan Runners Chemutai and Kipchirchir Win UNEP 40th Anniversary Half Marathon
19/02/2012
With a winning time of 1:00:27 upcoming runner Victor Kipchirchir came in first among the more than 200 runners who competed in today's 40th Anniversary celebratory run for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Mercy Chemutai came in first in the women's category with a time of 1:12:51.