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The Mounting Problem: World's Cities Produce up to 10 Billion Tonnes of Waste Each Year, UN Study Estimates
Holistic waste management could save countries hundreds of billions USD and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% annually

New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat
New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty
HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda

Prudent Natural Resource Management Prerequisite to Achieving Sustainability Goals - International Resource Panel Cautions
Integrated and simultaneous implementation of the SDGs will enhance benefits across the board, says International Resource Panel

Azerbaijan Installs LED Street Lights in its Capital's Historical District
Icherisheher keeps the lights on and paves way for major emissions cut

UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues
The new agreement to run through to 2018.

UNEP Supports First Ever Round-The-World Solar Flight
35,000km Journey to Show how Clean Tech and Pioneering Spirit can Change the World

Pastoralism Provides Crucial Services to Humanity, Can Support Green Economy Transition
Better Management of Neglected Sector Would Boost Water Regulation and Biodiversity and Sequester up to 9.8 per cent of Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions