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By ROE News on 4/23/2015 12:53 AM


Developing Green Economies for Sustainability and Competitiveness    







Moscow, 22 APRIL, 2015- Your Excellency Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.







Your Excellencies:







Izabella Teixeira, Minister of Environment, Brazil;







Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for the Environment, Forest & Climate Change, India;







Chen Jining. Minister of Environmental Protection, the People's Republic of China







Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, the Republic of South Africa







Esteemed guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,





To begin, I would like to offer your Excellencies...
By ROE News on 4/14/2015 6:06 AM
 

New York, 9 April 2015 - The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they attempt to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in the oceans.

After completing the crossing of the Atlantic-which was turbulent due to several large depressions-the expedition has now arrived in New York, where it is welcomed and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Swiss Consulate, among others. The crew members will be in New York until April 15th, participating in numerous outreach events including an open forum organized by UNEP to highlight the issue of plastic debris in the oceans.

The R4WO will be the guest of honor this afternoon at a plenary session regarding the "Global Partnership...
By ROE News on 4/7/2015 6:42 AM




Nairobi/Rome, 7 April 2015 - Italy has today been named host of this year’s World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the Government of Italy and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The theme of this year's World Environment Day is resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production in the context of the planet’s regenerative capacity, as captured in the slogan ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’. Affirming WED as a global public outreach platform, this slogan emerged as the top choice by the global community through social media voting.

The 2015 global WED celebrations will be organized at the world famous Universal Exhibition, which attracts over 20 million visitors. Expo Milano 2015 will run from May 1 to October 31 and is expected to include over 140 countries plus...
By ROE News on 4/7/2015 6:25 AM


Frankfurt / Nairobi, 31 March, 2015 — Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices.

Major expansion of solar installations in China and Japan and record investments in offshore wind projects in Europe helped propel global 2014 investments to $270 billion, a 17% surge from the 2013 figure of $232 billion. It was the first annual increase in dollars invested in and committed to renewables (excluding large hydro-electric projects) in three years, a total just 3% below the all-time record of $279 billion set in 2011. The falls in the investment figures for 2012 (to $256 billion) and 2013 (to $232 billion) were attributed in part to lower prices for renewable energy technologies due to economies of...
By ROE News on 12/23/2014 3:30 AM

Brussels, December 2014 - UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner has congratulated the EU Ministers on the adoption of Council Conclusions on Post 2015 on 16 December. He acknowledged the constructive role played by the EU in supporting and shaping of the Post 2015 agenda. More

By ROE News on 12/5/2014 1:01 AM

Balti, Moldova, 4 December 2014 – On 2 December, the final meeting took place of the EU-financed project “Sustainable Energy Planning in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus –Towards the Covenant of Mayors” (CoMO-EAST). Representatives of the 3 partner cities of the project – Vinnytsya in Ukraine, Balti in Moldova and the old town of Baku (Icherisheher) in Azerbaijan – and representatives of the EU, UNEP, the EU delegation in Moldova, the Moldovan government and municipalities and CoMO-EAST experts came together to evaluate the project achievements. More

By ROE News on 12/2/2014 6:51 AM

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 28 November – Today, at the ministerial meeting of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development of Central Asia (ICSD), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan adopted key decisions aiming at reinforcing sustainable development in the region. More

By ROE News on 11/27/2014 5:53 AM

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

By ROE News on 11/27/2014 5:17 AM

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


By ROE News on 11/27/2014 4:40 AM

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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