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Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report
06/11/2013
Women in conflict-affected countries are often primarily responsible for meeting the water, food and energy needs of households and communities.

UNEP, ELI, and partners launch global knowledge platform for environmental peacebuilding
06/11/2013
The contents of the site were produced as part of a broad collaboration led by ELI, UNEP, McGill University, and the University of Tokyo, together with 225 researchers and practitioners around the world.

2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap
05/11/2013
Raising Ambition is Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise below 2° C

UAE to Host First Global Conference on UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy
01/11/2013
Countries participating in PAGE outline benefits of national transition at South-South Expo

From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium
31/10/2013
2013 SEED Awards Honour Low Carbon, African and Female Entrepreneurs

The Clean Energy Voyage
28/10/2013
Since 2006 investments worth US$1.3 trillion have been made in the clean energy sector

Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa
28/10/2013
Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries of the Global South

UN Secretary-General and UNEP Open New Energy Efficiency Centre in Copenhagen
24/10/2013
The new centre is part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

New Effort Launched to Measure and Monitor Global Food Loss and Waste
21/10/2013
WRI estimates that halving the rate of food loss and waste by 2050 would close more than 20 percent of the gap between the food available today and what is needed in 2050.

Landmark Project to Counteract Deteriorating Water Quality in Ecosystems launched at the Budapest Water Summit
11/10/2013
This comprehensive project will address both issues of water quality, including chemical, biological, and biodiversity aspects and issues of water quantity including availability, changes over time and morphology of bodies of water.