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Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Training Package Now available
IEA is a process of gathering and analyzing information on the key interactions between the natural environment and human society that can be useful for policy-making and future planning.

Ship Made From Reclaimed Plastic Bottles Sets Sail To Raise Awareness on Waste
The Plastiki began her adventure nearly four years ago after taking inspiration from a report issued by UNEP called 'Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Deep Waters and High Seas' and Thor Heyerdahl's epic 1947 expedition, 'The Kon-Tiki.

UNEP Releases Report on the Sochi Olympics
As part of UNEP's partnership with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Organizing Committee, a UNEP expert team undertook a mission to Sochi from 28 to 30 January 2010.

Indian Premier League Goes Green
Tipped to become the single largest environmental awareness campaign in the Indian subcontinent, Batting for the Environment is a partnership between the IPL and UNEP.

Sachin Tendulkar Honoured by the United Nations Environment Programme
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been named a United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador.

UNEP Report Inspires Plastiki Expedition
The Plastiki - a 60-foot catamaran made from 12,500 reclaimed bottles and fully recycled plastic which will set sail at the end of March to raise awareness about plastic waste.

Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market
Five hundred were expected but more than 1,000 private and public sector participants from Africa and elsewhere turned out for the second Africa Carbon Forum, all hoping to tap the potential of greenhouse gas emission offset projects on the continent.

Carbon Markets in Africa Moving Forward
Africa has over 120 carbon market projects up and running or in the pipeline, in areas ranging from wind power to forestry schemes, a new assessment, published today shows.

Projects Selected for New Facility to Boost African Carbon Market
Johannesburg, March 3, 2010 - Project developers, bankers and others setting up carbon projects as part of the fight against climate change have a new place to go for help. ACAD, the first facility dedicated to boosting the African carbon market, has launched by awarding several new grants.

World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development
In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.

Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali
As the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council kicks off in Bali, Executive Director Achim Steiner's policy statement outlines what the UNEP Secretariat has achieved.