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New UN-Supported Rice Management Standard Sets Benchmark for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Rice Cultivation
27/10/2015
The Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation uses environmental and socio-economic benchmarks to maintain yields for rice smallholders, reduce the environmental footprint of rice cultivation and meet consumer needs for food safety and quality

Moroccan City Defies Desertification by Harnessing Solar Power and Treated Wastewater
23/10/2015
Inhabited by 60,000 people, Ouarzazate is one of Southern Morocco's major tourism hubs. However, its location on a bare plateau in the High Atlas Mountains makes it vulnerable to desertification and desert storms.

From Irrigation, to Fertilization, to Generating Electricity - UN Report Highlights the Value of Wastewater as a Resource
22/10/2015
New report by UNEP and SEI highlights opportunities for recovery and reuse of resources in wastewater.

Responsible Travel to Olympic Games in Rio Made Easier with the New Green Passport
15/10/2015
With the number of potential visitors to Rio next year, it is important that we see travel attitudes and practices that simultaneously respect the environment and support social and economic development in Brazil

With Around 40% of Resource Extraction and Use Linked to World Trade, New Policies Required to Address Environmental Impacts
14/10/2015
IRP Report Finds Trade Shifting Burden of Environmental Impacts to Developing Economies

UNEP Inquiry Shows How to Align Global Finance with Sustainable Development
08/10/2015
The heartland of the global economy, the financial system, can evolve to serve its core purpose of growing and sustaining the real economy.

Leaders Commit to Urgent and Coordinated Action to Achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
26/09/2015
Representatives of International Organizations Issue Call for Joint Action at Sustainable Development Goals Summit

Largest Brazilian Cosmetics Manufacturer Recognized with United Nations Top Environmental Award
11/09/2015
Natura named Champion of the Earth for making sustainability their business