Resource Efficiency Press Releases

Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN

Report Launched on 20th anniversary of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)
17/11/2015 00:00:00

Leading French and International Experts Discuss Financial Innovation for Sustainability in France

UNEP Inquiry's Global Report on the Design of a Sustainable Financial System and Country Report on France discussed in Paris.
05/11/2015 00:00:00

New UN-Supported Rice Management Standard Sets Benchmark for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Rice Cultivation

The Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation uses environmental and socio-economic benchmarks to maintain yields for rice smallholders, reduce the environmental footprint of rice cultivation and meet consumer needs for food safety and quality
27/10/2015 00:00:00

Moroccan City Defies Desertification by Harnessing Solar Power and Treated Wastewater

Inhabited by 60,000 people, Ouarzazate is one of Southern Morocco's major tourism hubs. However, its location on a bare plateau in the High Atlas Mountains makes it vulnerable to desertification and desert storms.
23/10/2015 00:00:00

From Irrigation, to Fertilization, to Generating Electricity - UN Report Highlights the Value of Wastewater as a Resource

New report by UNEP and SEI highlights opportunities for recovery and reuse of resources in wastewater.
22/10/2015 00:00:00

Responsible Travel to Olympic Games in Rio Made Easier with the New Green Passport

With the number of potential visitors to Rio next year, it is important that we see travel attitudes and practices that simultaneously respect the environment and support social and economic development in Brazil
15/10/2015 00:00:00

With Around 40% of Resource Extraction and Use Linked to World Trade, New Policies Required to Address Environmental Impacts

IRP Report Finds Trade Shifting Burden of Environmental Impacts to Developing Economies
14/10/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Inquiry Shows How to Align Global Finance with Sustainable Development

The heartland of the global economy, the financial system, can evolve to serve its core purpose of growing and sustaining the real economy.
08/10/2015 00:00:00

Leaders Commit to Urgent and Coordinated Action to Achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Representatives of International Organizations Issue Call for Joint Action at Sustainable Development Goals Summit
26/09/2015 00:00:00

Technology Facilitation Mechanism for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Launched at New York Summit

26/09/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Live SDG Portal Launched at UN Summit Meetings in New York

25/09/2015 00:00:00

Largest Brazilian Cosmetics Manufacturer Recognized with United Nations Top Environmental Award

Natura named Champion of the Earth for making sustainability their business
11/09/2015 00:00:00

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