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Partnership Launched to Develop Sustainable Food Systems in Brazil
The Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil and UNEP signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 11 December 2013 to combine efforts in addressing the development of a sustainable food chain in Brazil, ways of reducing food waste and loss, and strategies to improve access to organic and healthy food.
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New Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the Global Food Gap
Actions Needed to Improve Food Production and Consumption to Close the Projected 70 Percent Gap by 2050
JOHANNESBURG/WASHINGTON, December 03 2013
— New research presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy environment through improvements in the way people produce and consume food.
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You asked, he answered!
As his special way of observing World Environment Day, Hollywood Star and Environmental Activist Ian Somerhalder served as UNEP’s Expert of the Day from 3-5 June. The response was simply overwhelming with over 500 questions received on twitter, the website and via email. Here’s a recap of a selection of representative questions that Ian responded to as our Expert.
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Gisele and Li Bingbing BIKE for World Environment Day with ELLE magazine
To mark World Environment Day, the June issue of ELLE International has published a series of interviews with top green celebrities including two UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors – Gisele Bündchen and Li Bingbing.
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UNEP Executive Director Makes a Pledge for WED
 Ulaanbaatar, 5 June 2013
UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner makes a pledge in support of the Greening the Blue campaign, which is encouraging UN staff and others around the world to celebrate World Environment Day by making a pledge to reduce their foodprints.
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UN and Mongolia Announce Major Partnership during World Environment Day
 Ulaanbaatar, 5 June 2013 – The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday announced that Mongolia would be one of the first countries in the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE)—a major new initiative to assist the global transition to a green economy.
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WED on Benetton Live Windows and Media-Walls
Live Windows celebrates WED this 5 June 2013 with multimedia displays on the campaign theme in Benetton flagship store windows and media walls worldwide.
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WWF-Italia will help you discover the environmental cost of your household shopping!
How does the production of tomatoes affect the environment? Or of a piece of steak? How is food waste linked to the degradation of our planet’s environment? 
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Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day
From Australia to Afghanistan, New Research Spotlights Low-Cost Actions for Delivering Major Benefits for Development, Environment and Livelihoods
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Fourth International Marathon to be Held in UB!
Mongolia, global host of this year’s WED is proud to welcome runners from all over the world to the 3rd International Ulaanbaatar Marathon to be on 2 June 2013.  Click here for more details.
Traditional Cultures Can Show Wasteful World How to Preserve Food
Nairobi, 21 May 2013 - From condensing the meat of whole cow to the size of a human fist, to preserving seabirds in sealskins, there are hundreds of ways in which traditional cultures can teach the wasteful developed world how to preserve and conserve one of our most-precious yet most-squandered resources: food.
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Greening the Blue Celebrates WED: Pledge to Reduce Your Foodprint.
Greening the Blue is encouraging UN staff and others around the world to celebrate World Environment Day by making a pledge to reduce their foodprints!2013.
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Take Action: GLOBAL CLIMATE SCREAM FOR WED
On World Environment Day, 5 June 2013 the Global Climate Scream Campaign will be launched to inspire the global WED community to make “Screams from Nature,” mobilizing groups to recreate the iconic painting of artist Edward Munch and photograph the image.
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Think.Eat.Save at ICLEI - Resilient Cities 2013
City mayors, urban planners, engineers and policy makers will engage with speakers on this year’s WED theme at the opening plenary of the Resilient Urban Food Systems (RUFS) Forum on 31 May 2013 in Bonn, Germany.
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Mongolia’s Hustai National Park: Home of the Przewalskii Horse
Takhi is the Mongolian name for the Przewalskii horse, one of the few remaining wild horse species on the planet today. Mongolia’s Hustai National Park (HNP) became home to the takhi when this rare breed was reintroduced to its original habitat in 1992, the start of a unique and exceptional effort to make tame animals wild again.
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Student Conference in Shanghai’s Tongji University Hooks into World Environment Day Theme
Nairobi/Shanghai, 29 April 2013 – As citizens across the globe gear up to celebrate World Environment Day with activities aimed at promoting environmental awareness, Tongji University in Shanghai has announced its annual  International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES) will coincide with the global event on and around 5 June.
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TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ Program Highlights Eco-Friendly Hotels to Help Travelers Plan Greener Trips
Travelers will be able to tailor their search on TripAdvisor for hotels participating in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location
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Nigerian Doctor and Writer Wins World Environment Day Blogging Contest
Nairobi, 18 April 2013 – A 24-year-old doctor and environmentalist  from Nigeria has won the 2013 World Environment Day blogging competition after picking up almost half of the close to 70,000 votes cast in an online vote organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). - See more at: http://unep.org/wed/news/blogwinner.asp#sthash.t8hAcV54.dpuf
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Final Showdown Begins for World Environment Day Blogging Contest – Get Voting!
The top ten finalists in the UNEP World Environment Day (WED) 2013 Blogging Competition are preparing for battle – and they need your support! -
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Environmental Food Crisis
The Environmental Food Crisis report warns that unless action is taken, up to 25% of the world’s food production may become lost due to environmental breakdown by 2050.
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Mongolia, One of the World’s Fastest Growing Economies, Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2013
Nairobi, February 22 2013 – Mongolia, which is prioritizing a Green Economy shift across its big economic sectors such as mining and promoting environmental awareness among  youth, is to host this year’s World Environment Day (WED) celebrations on June 5, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
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UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo as Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors
The acclaimed singers will support a host of UNEP initiatives, including World Environment Day, UNEP’s campaign to reduce food waste - known as Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint - and efforts to lower the demand for illegal wildlife products that is driving a spike in elephant and rhino poaching in East Africa .
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Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons
Gourmet Meal at UN Environment Programme Headquarters Highlights Global Campaign to Cut Food Waste.
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Green bloggers: Join UNEP’s blogging competition and win the opportunity to cover World Environment Day 2013, on June 5!
In 2010 the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) World Environment Day campaign sponsored an amazing trip for a green blogger, Tuesday Phillips, to go to Rwanda. In 2011 it was Ximena Prugue who won the prize to go to India. For 2012, Scott Bartlett got to blog about World Environment Day from Brazil. This year, we are looking for the next green blogger to take the campaign to the next level.
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Meet the winners of the WED Challenge 2012!
For World Environment Day 2012, we challenged people across the world to pledge an environmental activity for a chance to win a Kia Motors fuel-efficient car. Thousands from the World Environment Day global community responded to the challenge and registered exciting, creative and innovative activities across the globe that addressed last year’s theme: Green Economy – Does it Include You?
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