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Value Ecosystems - Not Just Crops - When Managing Water Use, says UN Report
12/03/2012
Services provided by forests, mangroves and other ecosystems should be taken into account when managing water use, says a new report from UNEP. A broader view of water productivity will be needed if demands on water resources are to be met, and global food security ensured, argues the study.

Win a Date with History Video Contest to Find Speaker for Rio+20 Conference
06/03/2012
13- to 30-Year-Olds Sought To Address World Leaders On Sustainability

UN Millennium Development Goal Drinking Water Target is Met
06/03/2012
A UN report estimates that 92 per cent of the global population will have access to improved drinking water by 2015. But progress towards the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target still lags behind.

One Step Closer Towards Cleaner Cookstoves in Afghanistan
28/02/2012
As part of a UNEP-supported project, metalsmiths, engineers and environmental experts are working with local villagers to design and test prototypes for cleaner cookstoves.

Nations Commit to Scaling up Environmental Sustainability in UNEP's 40th Anniversary Year
22/02/2012
The world's environment ministers ended their annual meeting by committing to make the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 a success.

Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012
22/02/2012
KIA Motors Donates Fuel-Efficient Cars for Regional Competition to Mark WED and UNEP's 40th Anniversary