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Leaders Commit to Urgent and Coordinated Action to Achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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
Natura named Champion of the Earth for making sustainability their business

Green Innovation Highlighted at 2015 SEED Awards
2015 SEED Awards Honour African and Women-Led Enterprises

UNEP's 24th International Children Painting Competition: Regional Winner for Africa Announced
Nine year old Hussein Malla from Kenya claims first prize

Demand for Wood in Africa Could Triple by 2050, Straining the Continent's Dwindling Forest Resources, Warns UN Report
Integrating informal sectors into official economy could protect forests by promoting sustainable management and boosting productivity

The Mounting Problem: World's Cities Produce up to 10 Billion Tonnes of Waste Each Year, UN Study Estimates
Holistic waste management could save countries hundreds of billions USD and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% annually

UNEP Supports First Ever Round-The-World Solar Flight
35,000km Journey to Show how Clean Tech and Pioneering Spirit can Change the World