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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


Czech Republic and UNEP to build capacity in disaster risk reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Frequent floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina prove that there is a window of opportunity for addressing disaster risk, for example, by improving data accuracy and the capacity of expert government agencies in rapid assessment and response. 

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Press Release: Carpathian States adopt Protocol on Sustainable Transport
Mikulov, 26 September 2014 The Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Carpathian Framework Convention, the Carpathian States adopted the Protocol on Sustainable Transport. In his speech UNEP Regional Director for Europe Mr. Jan Dusik said: "Green Infrastructure is one of the main issues to be tackled in the future [...]; the new Transport Protocol is an important tool in this respect."

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