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UN Conference in Samoa Generates More than US $1.9 Billion in Partnerships Tackling Such Issues as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Access to Energy
UN Conference in Samoa Generates More than US $1.9 Billion in Partnerships Tackling Such Issues as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Access to Energy 04/09/2014

The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.

UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa
UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa 02/09/2014

The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States
New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States 01/09/2014

With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy
UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy 25/08/2014

African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer
Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer 21/07/2014

The Open-Ended Working Group also discussed alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in various sectors, current and future demand for those alternatives, their economic costs and implications, as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding alternatives to ODSs with high-global warming potential.

New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation
New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation 10/05/2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Discuss Cooperation Ahead of Landmark Global Environment Assembly, Next Month

From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists
From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists 07/05/2014

The Zayed International Prize for the Environment is the most prestigious and valuable international environmental award worldwide worth USD 1 million

Ahead of SGs Climate Summit, Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Concrete Measures and Commitments
Ahead of SGs Climate Summit, Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Concrete Measures and Commitments 04/05/2014

A high-level two-day meeting will help leaders from across governments, business and civil society prepare to take action at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in September.

New Study Shows Kenya's Shift to Green Economy Should Generate USD 45 Billion by 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security
New Study Shows Kenya's Shift to Green Economy Should Generate USD 45 Billion by 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security 15/04/2014

The Green Economy Assessment Report: Kenya Shows Positive Returns Projected within Seven to Ten Years.

Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments
Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments 07/04/2014

Renewables account for 44% of 2013's newly-installed generating capacity despite global investment dropping for second year

Governments Review Issues to Top World Environment Agenda Ahead of First-Ever UN Environment Assembly
Governments Review Issues to Top World Environment Agenda Ahead of First-Ever UN Environment Assembly 25/03/2014

Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP gather in Nairobi ahead of the first session of the world's preeminent environmental meeting.