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2013 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow Highlights HCFC Alternatives to Safeguard Ozone Layer
2013 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow Highlights HCFC Alternatives to Safeguard Ozone Layer 09/04/2013

A move to such alternatives is in line with the objectives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), of which UNEP is one of the founding partners.

New Partnership to Offset UN Carbon Emissions and Support Sustainable Development
New Partnership to Offset UN Carbon Emissions and Support Sustainable Development 05/04/2013

UNEP recently requested UNOPS, an operational and central procurement arm of the UN, to buy 50,000 certificates of emission reduction (CERs), to cover UNEP's emissions for 2010-2013.

World Health Day: Climate and Clean Air Coalition Targets Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution
World Health Day: Climate and Clean Air Coalition Targets Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution 05/04/2013

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health dangers presented by air pollution are far larger than previously thought.

UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals
UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals 04/04/2013

People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history

IPCC invites experts to take part in second round of comments on Working Group II contribution to Fifth Assessment Report
IPCC invites experts to take part in second round of comments on Working Group II contribution to Fifth Assessment Report 26/03/2013

In order to arrive at a balanced assessment, Working Group II hopes to draw on the expertise of climate scientists as well as others with the knowledge or experience to provide scientific review comments on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.

Media Invitation to Participate in the UNCCD Conference and Committee Meetings in Bonn, Germany
Media Invitation to Participate in the UNCCD Conference and Committee Meetings in Bonn, Germany 25/03/2013

Scientists, governments and civil society organizations will converge to carry out the first ever comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of desertification, land degradation and drought.

UN Secretary-General Urges Greater Protection for World's Forests
UN Secretary-General Urges Greater Protection for World's Forests 21/03/2013

Mr. Ban noted that there are several threats to this ecosystem as urbanization and large-scale agriculture can exacerbate the rate of forest and biodiversity loss.

Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities
Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities 19/03/2013

Current efforts to develop what is known as the 'post-2015 development agenda' include almost 100 national consultations in UN member states, as well as 11 thematic consultations on issues such as food security, access to water, and poverty reduction.

GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly  in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP
GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP 14/03/2013

The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited to 58 countries only.

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs Green Energy Campaign
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen Backs Green Energy Campaign 27/02/2013

Supermodel and activist joins Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore and UNIDO Director General to record message of support.

UN Launches New Centre to Accelerate Use of Technology in Tackling Climate Change
UN Launches New Centre to Accelerate Use of Technology in Tackling Climate Change 22/02/2013

Facility will Focus on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations

UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want
UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want 22/02/2013

Governments Call for Governing Council to be Transformed into UN Environment Assembly

Third Africa Environment Outlook Addresses Key Environmental Risks for Human Health and Draws Pathways for Sustainable Future
Third Africa Environment Outlook Addresses Key Environmental Risks for Human Health and Draws Pathways for Sustainable Future 21/02/2013

Report Shows Good Policies for Addressing Environmental Challenges Affecting Human Health, But Weak Implementation

UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo as Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors
UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo as Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors 21/02/2013

The acclaimed singers will support a host of UNEP initiatives, including World Environment Day, UNEP's campaign to reduce food waste - known as Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint - and efforts to lower the demand for illegal wildlife products that is driving a spike in elephant and rhino poaching in East Africa

Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting Solutions Can Deliver Major Development and Climate Benefits
Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting Solutions Can Deliver Major Development and Climate Benefits 20/02/2013

UNEP Announces New Partnership with Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

Climate and Clean Air Coalition Marks One Year Anniversary
Climate and Clean Air Coalition Marks One Year Anniversary 20/02/2013

Rapid Growth of Global Initiative to Reduce Health and Climate Impacts of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

New Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for Action
New Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for Action 19/02/2013

Four UN Agencies to Assist 30 Countries in Transition to a Green Economy

Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons
Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons 19/02/2013

Gourmet Meal at UN Environment Programme Headquarters Highlights Global Campaign to Cut Food Waste

Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013
Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013 16/02/2013

Annual Study of Emerging Environmental Issues Looks at Issues Such As Risks from Chemicals and Spike in Illegal Wildlife Trade, Including Elephant and Rhino Poaching