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Improving Efficiency in Kenya's Forestry Sector Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 27%, Bring Annual Economic Benefits of $188 Million
Joint Kenya and United Nations Report Highlights Measures that Could Contribute Significantly to Kenya's Paris Climate Commitments

Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is "Decoupled" from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel
Demand for water set to outstrip supply by 40 per cent, highlighting urgent need to improve how humans use the precious resource

Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin
REDD+ helps to protect Africa's largest forests while supporting the sustainable development of local communities

The Hour for Individual Action is Upon Us, Says Chinese Film Star
To mark Earth Hour Li Bingbing appeals for individuals to change the way they live to avoid perils of climate change.

Strengthened Integration Needed for Effective Action on Air Pollution, Sustainable Consumption, Green Economy
Gearing up for the 2nd UN Environment Assembly, countries define an integrated approach to implementing environmental dimension of Sustainable Development Goals

Trash-Burning Cookstoves in Nairobi Slums Offer Glimpse of Green Development Opportunities
How a community in Nairobi's Kibera slum overcame management challenges to clean up their neighbourhood, embrace a new source of energy, create green jobs and make some money in the process.

Call for Applications for the 2016 SEED Awards
Green Start-up Enterprises Can Submit Their Candidacy by 21 March 2016

With UNEP's Support Central Asian States Tighten Cooperation to Achieve SDGs
UNEP solidified its presence in Central Asia this year by opening a new office and organizing a series of key meetings to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).