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Cape Town Conference to Discuss the Solar Future of South Africa

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The conference The Solar Future: South Africawill take place next week in Cape Town. Apart from addressing issues that deal with the potential of solar for the private sector and how it should be marketed, the 2013
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Egypt: A New ‘Roof-Top Revolution’ Emerges

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Cairo, Egypt: On Cairo’s rooftops and vacant land, people are coming together with visions of cultivating a different sort of development in the city. Community groups, social entrepreneurs and individuals are responsible for this new growth which intertwines local development
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Severn Suzuki’s Rio+Social 6-minute speech about the ‘future we want’

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Rioplussocial logoSevern Suzuki was a 12-year old girl who spoke at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 about her concerns and hopes for the future of our planet and future generations. Twenty years later in Rio, on the occasion of the
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UNEP launches South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

The South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism is an online interactive portal launched today by UNEP that aims to improve access to information, best practices, methodologies, advisory services and training opportunities that can enable communities to better manage their natural resources and
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Gisele Bündchen announces the World Environment Day Challenge

Gisele Bündchen, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and winner of the 2011 World Environment Day (WED) Challenge, encourages participation in the 2012 WED Challenge in the video below. The WED Challenge is a competition that aims to challenge the global
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New Alliance calls for unprecedented protection for Antarctica’s oceans

The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high- profile supporters, have come together to call for the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to be established to protect Antarctica’s Southern
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Earth Hour 2012: Connect and celebrate for a common purpose

Earth Hour 2012
In just under a month, hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world will unite to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.
Over 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched
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New UNEP Report on financing renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa

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Opening up energy markets to private sector investment through the introduction of smart government policies is key to unlocking Africa’s massive renewable energy potential, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The UNEP Finance Initiative
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How to green meetings & events

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Meetings and events are great ways to network, learn and share ideas, but they can also have negative environmental implications (for example impacts associated with unsustainable natural resource use, greenhouse gas emissions from travel and waste generation). Green meetings and
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Free online environmental courses and webinars

If you enjoy learning, but don’t always have the money or time to dedicate to full-time study and don’t like the thought of commuting many kilometers to get to class, then you might be interested in the free online environmental

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