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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

New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat
New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty
HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda

Prudent Natural Resource Management Prerequisite to Achieving Sustainability Goals - International Resource Panel Cautions
Integrated and simultaneous implementation of the SDGs will enhance benefits across the board, says International Resource Panel

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

Pastoralism Provides Crucial Services to Humanity, Can Support Green Economy Transition
Better Management of Neglected Sector Would Boost Water Regulation and Biodiversity and Sequester up to 9.8 per cent of Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions