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Brazil Launches Green Passport Campaign on Eve of World Environment Day
Thousands of 'Passports' to be Distributed to Visitors in Advance of Rio+20 Offering Advice on Sustainable Tourism

Transition to Green Economy Could Yield up to 60 Million Jobs
The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

UN to Announce Winners of Champions of the Earth Environment Awards
The winners of the Champions of the Earth Awards, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, will be unveiled on 4 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

Countdown Begins to World Environment Day 2012
Preparations Underway in Host Country Brazil

UN Launches Interactive Website to Support South-South Co-Operation
User-Generated Content to Improve Information-Sharing on Sustainable Development

Research4Life Greatly Expands Peer Reviewed Research Available to Developing World
Over 7,000 Elsevier books now accessible through HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI

UNEP Flags off Electric Car on African Odyssey
Journey to Highlight Reliability and Energy Efficiency of Electric Vehicles Under Extreme Conditions

Sustainable Water Management Brings Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits
Pre-publication results: UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water Management