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Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits
23/01/2012
Ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems, which are currently in decline around the globe, can be boosted by shifting to a more sustainable economic paradigm that taps their natural potential

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs 'Small is Beautiful' Energy Solutions on First Mission to Africa
13/01/2012
On her first official visit to Africa, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and iconic face of fashion, Gisele Bündchen, went to the grassroots level in Kenya to experience the reality of energy poverty and to see how Kenyans are transforming their lives by accessing sustainable energy.

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen to Hold Press Conference in Nairobi on Sustainable Energy for All
11/01/2012
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and International Supermodel Gisele Bündchen will participate in a Press Conference organized by UNEP at the UN Gigiri Headquarters on Friday, 13 January 2012 at 12 noon.

Man and Nature Exhibition with Focus on Environmental Sustainability Opens at UNEP Headquarters
05/01/2012
The exhibition demonstrates the role of art as an outreach tool for increasing public awareness with a focus on the environmental pillar of sustainable development, as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012

2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?
04/01/2012
2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the environment programme of the UN.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
03/01/2012
2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
30/12/2011
From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in... See full story

How Farm Waste Provides Clean Energy for Homes in Pakistan
27/12/2011
A project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working to make clean energy a reality for households in a rural region of Pakistan.