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UNEP is focusing on both mitigation and adaptation and the objective is to strengthen the ability of countries in integrating climate change responses into national development processes. More

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The Environment Under Review sub programme aims to contribute to sustainable development and improved well-being through empowering stakeholders at global, regional and national levels. It aims to do this by providing open web platforms, services and access to timely, substantiated knowledge about the environment and emerging issues and by strengthening capacities to make use of substantiated knowledge in decision-making.

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Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences
Bonn, Germany, 11 June 2014- Some of the world’s most endangered species, many of them migratory, are facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction to overexploitation and pollution which has led to a number of new listing proposals for consideration at CMS COP 11 - a key international wildlife conference scheduled to take place 4-9 November 2014 in Quito, Ecuador. 

UNEP Announces Top African Winner in the 23rd International Painting Children's Competition.
 Nairobi, 5 June 2014- 13-year-old Dennis Machira Gichuki’s painting the desperation of farmers in rural Kenya, at their crops rotting at the source for lack of infrastructures to access markets in the cities, and the absence of storage facilities won first place in Africa, in the 23d International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

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