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From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists
07/05/2014
The Zayed International Prize for the Environment is the most prestigious and valuable international environmental award worldwide worth USD 1 million

New Study Shows Kenya's Shift to Green Economy Should Generate USD 45 Billion by 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security
15/04/2014
The Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya Shows Positive Returns Projected within Seven to Ten Years.

Governments Review Issues to Top World Environment Agenda Ahead of First-Ever UN Environment Assembly
25/03/2014
Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP gather in Nairobi ahead of the first session of the world's preeminent environmental meeting.

Annual Investment of US $30 Billion in Tropical Forest Conservation Can Support Green and Sustainable Economic Growth
20/03/2014
Integrating REDD+ programmes into a Green Economy approach can conserve and even boost the economic and social benefits forests provide to human society.

Annual Investment of US $30 Billion in Tropical Forest Conservation Can Support Green and Sustainable Economic Growth
20/03/2014
Forests support the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people, with the value of ecosystem services from tropical forests estimated at an average of US $6,120 per hectare each year.

Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development in Region
16/03/2014
Acknowledging the need and opportunities for global-scale leadership by this region for the world´s environment, through the Los Cabos Declaration, the Ministers confirmed the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean as one of the most relevant spaces for political a... See full story

Green Economy Transition Already Underway in Africa: Steiner Addresses African Ministerial Conference in Algeria in Lead Up to UN SDGs Consultations
22/02/2014
An inclusive Green Economy has the potential to improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.