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UNEP Announces Young Winners of Global Art and Environment Competition
UNEP Announces Young Winners of Global Art and Environment Competition 18/07/2012

13-Year-old Diana Park of the USA Awarded First Prize from over 630,000 Entries

UNEP and EU Sign Partnership for Sustainable Cities and Regions
UNEP and EU Sign Partnership for Sustainable Cities and Regions 22/06/2012

UNEP and EU's Committee of the Regions (CoR) sign agreement at Rio+20 summit confirming partnership on sustainable development Institutions commit to promoting the role of local and regional authorities in decision-making in environmental protection UNEP and CoR call cities and regions throughout the world to join forces

New Countries to Start Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting, with Major Economic and Climate Benefits
New Countries to Start Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting, with Major Economic and Climate Benefits 21/06/2012

Countries Agree to 2016 as Target Date for Transition to Efficient Lamps New Policy Status Map and National Assessments Highlight Huge Savings Potential

New Report Warns Ecological Foundations that Support Food Security Are Being Undermined
New Report Warns Ecological Foundations that Support Food Security Are Being Undermined 20/06/2012

A Transition to a Green Economy Can Assist in Fast Tracking Food Security and More Diverse and Productive Landscapes

Sustainable Water Management is Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits, say Countries
Sustainable Water Management is Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits, say Countries 19/06/2012

Results of UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water Management

Animal Avatars Board UNEP's 'Green Train' with Launch of Sustainable Transport Campaign
Animal Avatars Board UNEP's 'Green Train' with Launch of Sustainable Transport Campaign 19/06/2012

Bus, Train, Metro and Carpooling Companies Join Forces to Show Role of Transport in a Green Economy

UNEP Launches Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities
UNEP Launches Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities 18/06/2012

Initiative will Focus on Resource Efficiency Measures to Achieve Sustainable Urban Development

New Report Highlights Raft of Inspiring Examples of Transformative Actions by Cities and Local Governments
New Report Highlights Raft of Inspiring Examples of Transformative Actions by Cities and Local Governments 16/06/2012

Policies Can Be Replicated and Upscaled to Help World Realize Green Economy, Says Report

Lesser known climate pollutants get spotlight at Rio+20 as global Coalition builds momentum
Lesser known climate pollutants get spotlight at Rio+20 as global Coalition builds momentum 15/06/2012

Entries open for Climate and Clean Air Coalition's global outreach contest

The Environmental and Economic Crises Share the Same Cause
The Environmental and Economic Crises Share the Same Cause 12/06/2012

Paradoxically, if we fail to act decisively to combat climate change, the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions could occur through the collapse of the world economy, warns Maurice Strong in this column.

Top Music Stars Lend Their Voices to Rio+20 Album
Top Music Stars Lend Their Voices to Rio+20 Album 11/06/2012

Nairobi, 11 June 2012 - With just over one week before world governments meet in Brazil for the Rio+20 summit, some of the biggest names in music have been united on a new album, which puts the message of sustainability into song.

World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally  Agreed Goals and Objectives
World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally Agreed Goals and Objectives 06/06/2012

Ambitious Set of Sustainability Targets Can be Met, But Only with Renewed Commitment and Rapid Scaling-Up of Successful Policies

Growth of UNEP Seed Funding Initiative Signals Confidence in Africa's Green Economy
Growth of UNEP Seed Funding Initiative Signals Confidence in Africa's Green Economy 04/06/2012

ACAD Facility on track to catalyze dozens of prototype projects

Mongolian President among Six Champions of the Earth Named in 2012 UNEP Awards
Mongolian President among Six Champions of the Earth Named in 2012 UNEP Awards 04/06/2012

Brazilian Banker, UAE Entrepreneur, and Maasai Warrior Also Recognized for Environmental Achievements

UN to Announce Winners of Champions of the Earth Environment Awards
UN to Announce Winners of Champions of the Earth Environment Awards 31/05/2012

The winners of the Champions of the Earth Awards, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, will be unveiled on 4 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

Countdown Begins to World Environment Day 2012
Countdown Begins to World Environment Day 2012 30/05/2012

Preparations Underway in Host Country Brazil