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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.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: July to December
2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June
From UNEP's contribution to the UN's 'International Year of Forests' to the rapidly evolving analysis of how to catalyze a global transition towards a Green Economy, 2011 has proven to be a defining year for the environmental pillar of sustainable development as the world heads towards Rio+20 in... See full story

How Farm Waste Provides Clean Energy for Homes in Pakistan
A project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working to make clean energy a reality for households in a rural region of Pakistan.

UN System Provides its Perspectives on a Green Economy
In the first-ever inter-agency report on the Green Economy, the Environment Management Group (EMG), representing the work of UN agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions and other intergovernmental bodies - many of whom have a human and social development mandate - outlines steps and policies for pu... See full story

Calling all Creatives: UN launches Advertising Competition on Water
The competition offers professionals and non-professionals in 48 European countries the chance to design a newspaper advertisement to raise awareness and inspire the European public to find green solutions for the sustainable use of water resources today and for future generations.