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Domestic Consumption is Main Contributor to Africa's E-Waste
UN Report Finds Imports of Waste Electronics from Europe Continue to Add to Problem

Top Kenyan Athletes Support Half-Marathon Run to Celebrate UNEP's 40th Anniversary
Kenya's top runners will join the public later this month for a half-marathon to mark the fortieth anniversary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits
Ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems, which are currently in decline around the globe, can be boosted by shifting to a more sustainable economic paradigm that taps their natural potential

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs 'Small is Beautiful' Energy Solutions on First Mission to Africa
On her first official visit to Africa, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and iconic face of fashion, Gisele Bündchen, went to the grassroots level in Kenya to experience the reality of energy poverty and to see how Kenyans are transforming their lives by accessing sustainable energy.

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen to Hold Press Conference in Nairobi on Sustainable Energy for All
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and International Supermodel Gisele Bündchen will participate in a Press Conference organized by UNEP at the UN Gigiri Headquarters on Friday, 13 January 2012 at 12 noon.

Man and Nature Exhibition with Focus on Environmental Sustainability Opens at UNEP Headquarters
The exhibition demonstrates the role of art as an outreach tool for increasing public awareness with a focus on the environmental pillar of sustainable development, as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012

2012: Road to Rio+20 - Fresh Opportunity to Scale-Up Sustainable Development?
2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the environment programme of the UN.