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World's Top Sustainability Experts Meet to Rethink Consumption, Production Patterns to Reshape Economies
UNEP Chief joins top environmental experts to discuss ways of accelerating progress on SDGs through sustainable consumption and production

"We have the power": UNEP Awards Winners of the International Children's Painting Competition
The theme of this years competition - "We have the power!" - inspired thousands of young artists around the world to share their visions of how renewable energy can be harnessed for the wellbeing of people on the planet.

UN Credits Used to Make Paris Agreement Signing Climate Neutral
Everyone Can Go Climate Neutral Now

UNEP Report Provides Roadmap for Solar Energy Exports from Ghana
West African country to earn $38 million, create 3,000 jobs and save 40,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions with exports from a 100 MW of solar power plant

Rwanda's Model Green Village - a Sustainable Development Incarnation
Government policies, supported by a UNEP-UNDP Initiative lift a Rwandan village out of poverty through clean technology

African Universities See Wealth in Waste
Interview with Professor David Mungai, Deputy Director of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies and member of the First University Consortium to tackle Solid Waste Management

Japan - Floating to a Clean Energy Future
A country struck by disaster harnesses the power of ocean winds to set sail for a brighter, greener future