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The Global Garbage Crisis: No Time to Waste
UNEP-Hosted Global Partnership on Waste Management Answering Call as Municipal Waste to Grow to 2.2 Billion Tonnes per Year by 2025

Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk
Services from Kenya's Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy

Colombian Government, U.N. Environment Program Host Conference to Tackle Climate Change and Air Pollution
21 countries meet in Bogota to chart a course for tackling 'short-lived climate pollutants'(SLCPs) across Latin America and the Caribbean

New UN Collaborating Centre for Energy Efficient Lighting Opens in Beijing
With Major Economic and Climate Change Benefits Projects Spanning Africa, the Middle East, Latin America & South Pacific Build Capacity and Boost Rapid Deployment of Energy Efficient Technologies

At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Countries Agree to Double Resources for Biodiversity Protection by 2015
Biodiversity-Rich Marine Areas in Focus as Countries Renew Efforts to Curb Species Loss

Faster Progress Needed on Targets to Protect World's Key Nature Sites, says UN Report
More Investment in Protected Areas Vital to Supporting Biodiversity, Livelihoods and Local Economies

Environmental Economist Pavan Sukhdev Named New UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
Mr. Sukhdev Targeting Increased Awareness of Value of Natural Resources

Launched on World Food Day UN Report Warns Ecological Foundations that Support Food Security, Including Biodiversity, Are Being Undermined
Damage to Ecological Basis Can Be Halted Through Sustainable Measures in Context of Green Economy

Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in Worlds Growing Cities, says UN assessment
Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning Can Deliver Major Economic Benefits and Reduce Environmental Damage

UNEP Evaluation of 2010 World Cup's Green Performance Shows South Africa Successes and Way Forward for Brazil
Carbon Footprint of South Africa 2010 Just 60 Per Cent of Projected Figure - Other Achievements Noted in Water and Waste Reduction