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Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste
Consumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year

GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention
International negotiators select Global Environment Facility as funding mechanism for treaty to reduce mercury pollution

UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
Most Comprehensive Assessment Ever of Global Emissions Released Ahead of Final Negotiations on New Mercury Treaty - Binding Treaty Can Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits in Developing and Developed Countries

United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia
UNEP Executive Director and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Discuss Continued Cooperation

UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
The honorary category of the award recognizes global actions by environmental leaders.

Viet Nam, Norway and UN Announce US$30 Million for REDD+ in Viet Nam at UN-REDD COP18 Event
Costa Rica, Mexico and Nigeria present their latest progress and lessons learned on developing REDD+ safeguards and legal preparedness.

UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
Information Portal will Make Available Research, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Projects Across the Continent

Indicators Can Support Transition to Inclusive, Resource-Efficient Green Economy, Says UNEP Report
Report Released at First Post-Rio+20 Global Conference on Measuring Progress Towards a Green Economy