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The future of what happens in our societies will be largely determined by what happens in the cities of our world.

Celebrity Chefs Serve up Free Meals from Discarded Food
Over 2,000 people savour dishes made from food destined for waste

'Whole System' Approach Needed to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting
Appropriate Management of Natural Resources at Centre of Solutions to Climate Change, Says International Resource Panel

Low Carbon Transport Transition Can Shave 13 Billion Tonnes off India's CO2 Emissions by 2050
The Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India project concluded today with a workshop held as part of the 8th Urban Mobility India conference in New Delhi.

Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN
Report Launched on 20th anniversary of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

Leading French and International Experts Discuss Financial Innovation for Sustainability in France
UNEP Inquiry's Global Report on the Design of a Sustainable Financial System and Country Report on France discussed in Paris.

New UN-Supported Rice Management Standard Sets Benchmark for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Rice Cultivation
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
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
New report by UNEP and SEI highlights opportunities for recovery and reuse of resources in wastewater.