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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

Walking into an ecological wilderness
By Balakrishna Pisupati and Mathis Wackernagel

Worldwide Extraction of Materials Triples in Four Decades, Intensifying Climate Change and Air Pollution
Richest countries consume on average 10 times as many materials as world's poorest Planet will need 180 billion tonnes of material every year by 2050 if trends continue

Greening Tourism and Agriculture Can Help Saint Lucia Strengthen Economy and Resilience in Face of Climate Change
New UNEP study identifies opportunities for green economy transformation

Pan-European Region Makes High-Level Commitments towards Greening Economies
Food waste, ecosystem services and green public procurement among pledged topics forming new Batumi Initiative on Green Economy

UNEP Welcomes Alicia Bárcena Ibarra as New Co Chair of Expert Panel on Natural Resources
At the 18th meeting of the International Resource Panel, Cape Town