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Loans Worth more than US $3 million Approved under Clean Development Mechanism Scheme
A newly launched loan scheme aimed at increasing the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in developing countries has authorized the funding of more than USD $3 million towards 23 CDM projects.

New Initiative to Reduce Time-to-Market for Carbon Market Projects in Southern Africa
UNEP-Facilitated Standardized Baseline Expected to Boost Access to Climate-Friendly Investment

Secretary-General's Visit Marks Closure of UN Pavilion at Expo 2012
The UN Pavilion welcomed over 700,000 visitors during the three-month exhibition.

Indian, Colombian and Kenyan Initiatives among Winners of World Environment Day Challenge
Fuel-Efficient Car Given as Prize to Projects and Events that Inspired and Galvanized Environmental Action

UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda
Civil society, Private sector and Government leaders named to 26-member advisory Panel

London 2012 Will Leave a Lasting Legacy for the UK and the Olympic Movement: UNEP Executive Director
Light-Weight Stadium, River Restoration and Clean-Up of Historic Docklands among Key Achievements Achim Steiner Comments on Tour of Olympic Park and Thames Barrier with UK Secretary of State Caroline Spelman

Inclusive Green Economy Given Go Ahead by Heads of State at Rio+20
Summit Paves Way for Sustainable Development Goals; New Indicator of Wealth 'Beyond GDP' and Focused Government Spending Upgrading UNEP Signals Greater Authority for World's Environment Ministers