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Children Taught to Save Food on World Environment Day With a Little Help from Yaya Touré and Achim Steiner
05/06/2015
World Environment Day celebrations at Expo Milano continue.

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes
20/05/2015
Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda

UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa
18/05/2015
New Publication Highlights Effective Policies to Accelerate Cost-Effective, Healthy Solutions.

UNEP Chief Warns of Tsunami of E-Waste at Conference on Chemical Treaties
05/05/2015
At the Triple Conference of Parties of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, European Cities Embrace UNEP's District Energy Initiative
30/04/2015
Another Important Step towards the Modernization of District Energy Systems in Europe and Central Asia

WTO and UNEP Enhance Dialogue on Trade and Environmental Issues
28/04/2015
The event brought together leaders and renowned experts in the fields of trade and environment

New Handbook Explores How Trade Can Drive the Transition to a Green Economy
28/04/2015
Global Trade Reached US$23.4 Trillion in 2013, Highlighting Financial Power that Could be Harnessed for Sustainable Development.

Zambia's Forest Ecosystems Contribute $1.3 Billion to the National Economy, Higher than Previously Thought
28/04/2015
Economic Study Boosts Zambia's Efforts under its National REDD+ Process

ASEAN Commits to Switch to Efficient Lighting
28/04/2015
Harmonized standards and policy will slash energy consumption in ASEAN region.

African Leaders to Develop Common Plan for Stopping Wildlife Crime
27/04/2015
Conference to seek advancement of Africa-wide strategy to tackle illegal trade in wild fauna and flora.

From Villages to Nations, Africa's Success Stories Offer Lessons for Global Transition to Greener and More Inclusive Economies
05/03/2015
New study shows power of investing in a greener economy to boost GDP and life expectancy, create more and better jobs, and rapidly reduce poverty gap