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Equipping policymakers for ecosystem-based adaptation 
Urban sprawl, mining and tourism are adding to the litter problem in mountains, but a new UN report shows way out 
The Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda on sustainable development: from global agreements to national action 
Emissions Gap 2016: World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions  
Painting a future with fewer crimes
Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt sever water shortages - UN Environment
Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change and harmful lifestyles (Polish version) 
Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change and harmful lifestyles
De Croo signs new agreement with UN Environment on driving sustainable development
Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh takes the plunge to save Lake Baikal
Investigation of soils contaminated by industry gets underway in Serbia
Clean air takes centre stage at Sarajevo Film Festival
'Caspian Day' marked by entry into force of landmark Protocol
UN Environment and Sarajevo Film Festival to put clean air centre stage at Enviro Day 
Countries move closer to an agreement to further curb greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol 
Media Advisory: At Montreal Protocol meetings in Vienna, countries to continue efforts to control greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol 
Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme
Batumi Declaration is first regional commitment for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into action on the ground 
Pan-European region makes high-level commitments towards greening economies 
GEO-6 Assessment for the pan-European region RUS Errata
GEO-6 Assessment for the pan-European region EN  
Media Factsheet - GEO-6 Assessment for the pan-European region 
Poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to human health in the pan-European region - says new UN report
UNEP in Europe warms up for World Environment Day by echoing call to end illegal trade in wildlife 
UNEP guides countries to stamp out lead in paint
Climate change in the Andes calls for regional action

UNEP leads first ever nationwide diagnosis of contaminated soil in Republic of Serbia 
Belgrade to become a champion of low-carbon district heating

Célébration de 40 ans de coopération pour une Méditerranée saine
Celebrating 40 years of cooperation for a healthy Mediterranean 
Warm solutions to decades-(c)old problem in Banja Luka
UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina
New Mountain Adaptation Outlooks launched at COP21

‘Whole System’ approach needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, experts say at climate meeting
Pope Francis visits UNEP HQ ahead of COP-21
Launch of the Geneva science-policy platform on the environment and security
INDCs signal unprecedented momentum for climate agreement in Paris, but achieving 2 degree objective contingent upon enhanced ambition in future years     English   French
Governments, intergovernmental organisations, industry and civil society join forces for a chemical-safe world by 2020
Transformative business leader to receive United Nations Champions of the Earth award  

UNEP announces European winner of 24th international children's painting competition
UNEP Executive Director addresses EU environment ministers ahead of COP21 


Icherisheher keeps the lights on and paves the way for major emission cut

Sustainable consumption and production policies are emerging in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus – UNEP report

Following high level meeting of Central Asian countries, UNEP steps up its support for enhancing regional cooperation on sustainable development

Republic of Moldova: green economy policies trump business-as-usual

Biggest Day for Positive Environmental Action Kicks off with a Call to 'Consume with Care' 

Illegally Traded and  Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources, Says UNEP Report

UNEP and UNECE Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership on Green Economy and Sustainable Development

UNEP Head Warns of Tsunami of E-Waste at Conference on Chemical Treaties

UNEP Invites EU Environment Ministers to Engage Further towards Successful Outcome of Sustainable Development Goals Negotiations

Three cities in Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine establish their energy efficiency action plans
Central Asian countries adopt key decisions aiming at reinforcing sustainable development in the region
Climate change action in developing countries with fragile mountainous ecosystems

Organic Agriculture: a Catalyst for Green Economy
Boyan Slat Youngest Winner UNEP 2014 Champions of the Earth Award for Inspiring Efforts to Cleanup the Ocean
Czech Republic and UNEP to build capacity in disaster risk reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Carpathian States adopt Protocol on Sustainable Transport 

Speech by Regional Director Mr. Jan Dusik - COP4 Carpathian Framework meeting: "Green Infrastructure is one of the main issues to be tackled in the future [...]; the new Transport Protocol gives the Carpathian countries an important tool in this respect."

Countries take major steps to address emissions and releases of mercury 
Make a Change and Give your Energy for World Environment Day
Geneva locals and diplomatic community to cycle in solidarity with islands affected by rising sea levels
Tehran Convention COP5: Caspian States adopt Biodiversity Protocol and to establish Convention Secretariat in the region

From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists - 7 May 2014
 Media Advisory: Raising awareness on Green Economy in Georgia 
 Media advisory: How Ukraine can benefit from a Green Economy
Training Workshop in Moldova or How to Help Authorities Address Climate Change


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Valuing Europe’s Forests and Paying for Ecosystem Services Can Benefit Rural Communities and Contribute to a Green Economy
CITES and business experts break new ground to trace wildlife trade - European entrepreneurs develop mobile app connecting consumers to nature - Python hunters, tanneries, luxury brands, regulators and customers will be able to share value and data

Keynote statement: Mr. Jan Dusik, Acting Regional Director, UNEP Regional Office for Europe - "Rio+20 resetting the paradigm for regional cooperation on sustainable development"

Serbia makes first switch to energy-efficient lighting - Leading by example, Belgrade University runs pilot project to save electricity consumption by 75%

Information sharing platform to better preserve the Caspian

Valuing Nature to Better Conserve it: Georgia Takes the Lead in Assessing its Natural Capital

For a Greener Ukraine: National Consultation to be held in Kiev - 26 September 2013

"Slow Food" Founder to Receive UN Champion of the Earth Award - Carlo Petrini honoured for efforts to improve Sustainability of Global Food Supply and tackle Food Waste

European Environment Commissioner to Receive Top UN Environment Award - Janez Potocnik recognized for efforts to promote Resource Efficiency and reduce Food Waste in European Union

PlanetSolar successfully concludes her 2013 campaign in Paris!

UNEP announces European winner of International Children's Painting Competition

From Fossil Fuels to a Sustainable Future: A Roadmap to a Green Economy for Azerbaijan

Local Authorities from Moldova, Ukraine and Azerbaijan commit to meet and exceed the EU's 20% CO2 target by 2020

Start of negotiations for the draft text Protocol on Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure to the Carpathian Convention,18-19 October 2012, Slovakia
The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) organizes climate change and security conference
 UNEP's Sustainable Transport Campaign Rewards Participants

Intergovernmental Conference Environmental Education for Sustainable Development (Tbilisi+35), 6-7 September 2012