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New Climate Reality to Guide Ocean & Reef Conservation

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The new climate reality and predictions of the world’s coral reefs will need to guide and inform ocean and reef conservation, and innovative urgent action is needed to avoid the destruction and breakdown of marine ecosystems that are vital

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Paris Agreement Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

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Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future.

The Paris Climate Change Agreement – the result

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Dr Richard Munang named African Environmental Hero


Dr Richard Munang has been recognised for his environmental and sustainability leadership – receiving the prestigious African Environmental Hero Award, conferred by the International Environmental Roundtable for Africa.


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The IERA Awards aimed at celebrating outstanding individuals,

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COP22 and the Future of Green Growth in Africa

Across the globe, nations have kick-started a new and exciting development agenda aimed at ending poverty and reducing risks linked with climate change, pollution and over-exploitation of our natural environment. This journey to a brighter, more prosperous and resilient future

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New funding to help cities world-wide implement efficient district energy

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The Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, which owns the Danfoss Group, has announced DKK 9 million in new funding to support the UN's District Energy in Cities initiative under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Partnership and its Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform.

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Maskbook App create awareness of climate change through digital art

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The newly released Maskbook App is an innovative digital art and awareness raising tool that aims to highlight the links between health, pollution and climate change. The Maskbook App is free to download and works by letting people use it to create their own personalised digital masks which can be worn with pride and circulated on social media.
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African Ministers Pledge Accelerated Action on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Illegal Trade in Wildlife


Ministers of environment and representatives of over 45 African countries have agreed to accelerate action on issues ranging from the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to climate change and the illegal trade in wildlife.


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UNEP Report Provides Roadmap for Solar Energy Exports from Ghana

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A new report entitled Ghana Strategy Proposal – Realizing solar PV projects in a cross-border power supply context, released by UNEP under the Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project (GE-TOP), confirms that technical and legal infrastructure is already in place

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Earth Day 2016 marked with historic signing ceremony for global climate action

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Today people around the world are celebrating Earth Day by taking action and committing to protect our planet. It’s estimated that over a billion people in 192 countries will join together today in commemorating Earth Day 2016 through actions that

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Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin


Sprawling over 1.45 million square kilometres – an area larger than Peru – wooded areas cover more than half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s land surface. Around 60 per cent of the total forest area of the Congo

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