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Climate Change Action in Developing Countries with Fragile Mountainous Ecosystems

Dushanbe, Tajikistan - 25 November 2014: In the context of the ICSD Conference, held in Dushanbe from 24-28 November, UNEP together with its collaborating centre GRID-Arendal and the Regional Mountain Centre for Central Asia (RMCCA) organised a Mountain Workshop on climate change and adaptation in the Central Asia mountains. Read more

Organic Agriculture as a Catalyst for Green Economy

Chisinau - Moldova: Within the framework of the “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) Project, a workshop was organized on 18th November to present a study on public procurement of organic food products in the Republic of Moldova. The results of the study show a high potential to move towards a more sustainable society in Moldova. Read more

Youngest Winner of UNEP's 2014 Champions of the Earth Award

Boyan Slat, founder of the innovative The Ocean Cleanup initiative, and Eminent Environmental Scientist Sir Robert Watson were announced as the winners of UNEP's 2014 Champions of the Earth. The Inspiration and Action award was awarded to Boyan Slat for his inspirational efforts to mobilize support to rid the ocean of marine litter. Sir Robert Watson receives the Science and Innovation Award for promoting the science behind ozone depletion, global warming and the impacts of biodiversity loss. Read more

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