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UN and Insurers Launch Global Insurance Principles to Propel Sustainable Development
Landmark principles create United Nations-backed global insurance industry initiative to support the development of a green economy and resilient communities

UNEP Launches Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities
Initiative will Focus on Resource Efficiency Measures to Achieve Sustainable Urban Development

Going Green: Pioneering Private Sector Already Embracing Sustainable Future
Rio+20 Opportunity to Deliver Transformational Policies to Fast Track Sustainability Across Corporate Sector

New Report Highlights Raft of Inspiring Examples of Transformative Actions by Cities and Local Governments
Policies Can Be Replicated and Upscaled to Help World Realize Green Economy, Says Report

Rio+20: Opportunity to Fast Track Transition to Green Economy, Lift Millions Out of Poverty
New Report Presents Key Policies and Building Blocks to Unlock Prosperity, Reduce Poverty and Support Environmental Sustainability

From Green Economy for Business to Preventing Future Famine: Highlights of UNEP Press Events at Rio+20
Rio de Janeiro, 13 June 2012 - From setting forth the business case for the green economy to strengthening the ecological basis of food security, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners...

Global Renewable Energy Investment Powers to Record $257 Billion
Installations up but manufacturer overcapacity drives down margins; Sector's maturation recalls early days of auto industry; Huge gains for solar and investment surge in US drive global growth in 2011

Top Music Stars Lend Their Voices to Rio+20 Album
Nairobi, 11 June 2012 - With just over one week before world governments meet in Brazil for the Rio+20 summit, some of the biggest names in music have been united on a new album, which puts the message of sustainability into song.

World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally  Agreed Goals and Objectives
Ambitious Set of Sustainability Targets Can be Met, But Only with Renewed Commitment and Rapid Scaling-Up of Successful Policies