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African Leaders to Develop Common Plan for Stopping Wildlife Crime
Conference to seek advancement of Africa-wide strategy to tackle illegal trade in wild fauna and flora.

Better Resource and Energy Efficiency 'begins at home'
More sustainable buildings the aim of new 10YFP programme.

The 2015 World Environment Day Blogging Competition now open
UNEP challenges bloggers to envision a world where seven billion people make a change towards responsible consumption.

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study
Rebuilding livelihoods in post conflict countries is a critical component of peacebuilding and economic recovery.

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office
Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources
The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources.

Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China
Report on "Greening China's Financial System" coming in April

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy
Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.