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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

Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Marks World Environment Day at Green Nation Fest
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Brazilian environmentalist and model Gisele Bündchen joined celebrations for World Environment Day.

Mongolian President among Six Champions of the Earth Named in 2012 UNEP Awards
Brazilian Banker, UAE Entrepreneur, and Maasai Warrior Also Recognized for Environmental Achievements

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.