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Trade and Environment: WTO and UNEP launch a report explaining for the first time the connections between trade and climate change
26/06/2009
The WTO/UNEP report on "Trade and Climate Change" published today examines the intersections between trade and climate change from four perspectives: the science of climate change; economics; multilateral efforts to tackle climate change; and national climate change policies and their effect on tra... See full story

Sports plays a growing role in quest for sustainability
18/06/2009
The crucial role played by Sports in various aspects of sustainable development was discussed by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner in an address to the 'Forum on Productive Youth Development through Sport in Africa'.

Three more countries say 'yes' to a low-carbon future on World Environment Day
05/06/2009
Three countries have pledged to promote low-carbon, green growth by joining the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative led by UNEP to promote global action to de-carbonize our economies and societies.

Winners of 2009 SEED Awards Announced
13/05/2009
The winners of the 2009 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development were announced today at a high level award ceremony and reception.

Green shoots planted in Obama's first 100 days in office
29/04/2009
Crucially, the Obama team recognizes that a Green New Deal and Green Economy can be a vital component in catalyzing a sustainable economic upturn.

Business Leaders Urge Nations to Seal the Climate Deal in Copenhagen and Build the Green Economy
23/04/2009
We, the participants of the B4E Summit 2009, recognize that the economic, environmental and social challenges and risks we face demand a new level of leadership and cooperation.

Powering a Global Green New Deal
15/04/2009
More than 700 leaders from business, civil society, international organizations and government are set to meet at the Business for the Environment Global Summit in Paris on 22-23 April to discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.

DHL Express Demonstrates Green Commitment with Special Shipment for UNEP
01/04/2009
DHL Express, the world's leading express delivery company, sent its first carbon neutral express shipments from Africa on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).

Delivering Tomorrow's Economy and Job Market Today
18/03/2009
Investing one per cent of global GDP, or around $750 billion, into five key sectors could be the key to a Global Green New Deal.

New UN report warns of increasing pressures on water
16/03/2009
A global water crisis could be triggered by increased population, rising living standards, dietary changes and more biofuel production, according to the UN World Water Development Report entitled 'Water in a Changing World'.

UNEP calls on peace missions to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices
11/03/2009
The impact of peacekeeping operations on critical natural resources is being highlighted this week at a gathering of military and civilian aid experts at UNEP headquarters.