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West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports
Cleaner fuel to reduce air pollution for more than quarter of a billion people

Calls for greater collaboration to enhance resource efficiency and economic growth
Business leaders, scientists and policy-makers reflect on ways to enhance environmental sustainability

United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions
UN Environment Links Great Apes' Future to Sustainable Development

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation and UN Environment Launch Video Contest to Bring Attention to Food Waste
Over one-third of food is wasted in North America. Visit

Twenty African eco-enterprises to receive  prestigious SEED Awards
- Twenty innovative start-ups from eight African countries announced as winners of UN-backed SEED Awards for eco-inclusive innovation - Winners will receive technical assistance and six months of free, tailor-made support to develop their business

Clean air takes centre stage at Sarajevo Film Festival
- Festival's Enviro Day to showcase UN Environment initiatives boosting air quality and protecting human health - 44,000 years of life, one-fifth of GDP are lost in Bosnia and Herzegovina annually due to poor air quality