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Annual Investment of US $30 Billion in Tropical Forest Conservation Can Support Green and Sustainable Economic Growth
20/03/2014
Forests support the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people, with the value of ecosystem services from tropical forests estimated at an average of US $6,120 per hectare each year.

Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development in Region
16/03/2014
Acknowledging the need and opportunities for global-scale leadership by this region for the world´s environment, through the Los Cabos Declaration, the Ministers confirmed the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean as one of the most relevant spaces for political a... See full story

Green Economy Transition Already Underway in Africa: Steiner Addresses African Ministerial Conference in Algeria in Lead Up to UN SDGs Consultations
22/02/2014
An inclusive Green Economy has the potential to improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.

Landmark Agreement Sets in Motion Action to Restore Iraqs Environment as New Study Outlines Magnitude of Deterioration
26/01/2014
UN Top Environment Chief in First Visit to Iraq Says Implementation of the Agreement will Bolster Environmental Recovery and Peace-building

World Economic Forum Session on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Draws International Leaders
24/01/2014
Major Investment Groups Urge Oil and Gas Companies To Join CCAC Methane Partnership

Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System
23/01/2014
Policy Innovations for a Green Economy

New Web Platform Launched to Accelerate Green Economy Transition
22/01/2014
CHF 1.6 million commitment from Swiss government, 29 international knowledge partners to strengthen Green Growth Knowledge Platform

India's Urban Mobility Plans Pathway to Sustainability
18/12/2013
Non-motorized transport, energy efficiency key to reducing per capita emissions, says new report