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One Step Closer Towards Cleaner Cookstoves in Afghanistan
One Step Closer Towards Cleaner Cookstoves in Afghanistan 28/02/2012

As part of a UNEP-supported project, metalsmiths, engineers and environmental experts are working with local villagers to design and test prototypes for cleaner cookstoves.

Nations Commit to Scaling up Environmental Sustainability in UNEP's 40th Anniversary Year
Nations Commit to Scaling up Environmental Sustainability in UNEP's 40th Anniversary Year 22/02/2012

The world's environment ministers ended their annual meeting by committing to make the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 a success.

Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012
Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012 22/02/2012

KIA Motors Donates Fuel-Efficient Cars for Regional Competition to Mark WED and UNEP's 40th Anniversary

Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment
Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment 22/02/2012

Cape Verde presents a dual vulnerability to climate change, both as a small island developing State, and as an arid country in the Africa's Sahel region, and is already battling with increased pressure on scarce water resources, and more frequent extreme events.

Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa's Clean Energy Potential
Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa's Clean Energy Potential 21/02/2012

Africa Launch of 'UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All' Held in Nairobi

Nigeria's Ugochi Anyaka Wins UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award
Nigeria's Ugochi Anyaka Wins UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award 21/02/2012

Ugochi Anyaka, a radio reporter from Nigeria, has won the United Nations Environment Programme's Young Environmental Journalist Award (YEJA), beating over 120 entries from reporters across Africa.

Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel
Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel 20/02/2012

Re-tooling the Global Work Force for a Green Economy and Increased Threats to Food Security and Safety Ranked Second and Third Findings Come as Global Environment Outlook-5 Summary Released to World's Environment Ministers at UNEP Governing Council

Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Media Arrangements for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum 15/02/2012

Follow Governing Council press conferences online at: http://dcs.unon.org/gcssxii/

From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues
From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues 13/02/2012

Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

Tara Oceans expedition arrives in New York City
Tara Oceans expedition arrives in New York City 10/02/2012

The French scientific research vessel, Tara Oceans, which is backed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has made a stopover at UN headquarters in New York as part of its campaign to raise awareness on the state of the oceans and marine life.

From Soil Carbon to Nuclear Reactors: UNEP Yearbook Outlines Major Emerging Issues for Global Environment
From Soil Carbon to Nuclear Reactors: UNEP Yearbook Outlines Major Emerging Issues for Global Environment 09/02/2012

Launch to Include Media Preview of UNEP Governing Council

Top Kenyan Athletes Support Half-Marathon Run to Celebrate UNEP's 40th Anniversary
Top Kenyan Athletes Support Half-Marathon Run to Celebrate UNEP's 40th Anniversary 07/02/2012

Kenya's top runners will join the public later this month for a half-marathon to mark the fortieth anniversary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Wetland Tourism the Focus of this Year's World Wetlands Day
Wetland Tourism the Focus of this Year's World Wetlands Day 02/02/2012

Celebrating World Wetlands Day under the theme of wetland tourism gives the perfect occasion to recall the relevance of this unique natural scenery as one of tourism's greatest assets and a fundamental cornerstone to its long-term growth while stressing how tourism.

Countries Adopt Manila Declaration to Strengthen Protection of Global Marine Environment
Countries Adopt Manila Declaration to Strengthen Protection of Global Marine Environment 27/01/2012

Representatives from 65 countries have agreed to step up efforts to protect the world's oceans from land-based activities, while underlining the central role played by the marine environment in the transition to a green economy.

Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits
Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits 23/01/2012

Ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems, which are currently in decline around the globe, can be boosted by shifting to a more sustainable economic paradigm that taps their natural potential

South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances
South Sudan Joins Montreal Protocol and Commits to Phasing Out Ozone-Damaging Substances 23/01/2012

South Sudan has become the 197th signatory to the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol - two treaties that are helping to restore concentrations of ozone around the planet, thereby protecting life on Earth from the sun's ultraviolet rays.