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Three in Four Jobs in the Global Workforce Depend on Water, says UN on World Water Day
22/03/2016
New report shows how water drives job creation and economic growth

Improving Efficiency in Kenya's Forestry Sector Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 27%, Bring Annual Economic Benefits of $188 Million
21/03/2016
Joint Kenya and United Nations Report Highlights Measures that Could Contribute Significantly to Kenya's Paris Climate Commitments

Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is "Decoupled" from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel
21/03/2016
Demand for water set to outstrip supply by 40 per cent, highlighting urgent need to improve how humans use the precious resource

Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin
21/03/2016
REDD+ helps to protect Africa's largest forests while supporting the sustainable development of local communities

The Hour for Individual Action is Upon Us, Says Chinese Film Star
19/03/2016
To mark Earth Hour Li Bingbing appeals for individuals to change the way they live to avoid perils of climate change.

Strengthened Integration Needed for Effective Action on Air Pollution, Sustainable Consumption, Green Economy
25/02/2016
Gearing up for the 2nd UN Environment Assembly, countries define an integrated approach to implementing environmental dimension of Sustainable Development Goals

Trash-Burning Cookstoves in Nairobi Slums Offer Glimpse of Green Development Opportunities
12/02/2016
How a community in Nairobi's Kibera slum overcame management challenges to clean up their neighbourhood, embrace a new source of energy, create green jobs and make some money in the process.