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Global Partnership for Action on Green Economy Launched

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A new global Partnership for Action on Green Economy, or PAGE, is a response to the outcomedocument of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), entitled The Future We Want, which recognizes the green economy as
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Green Fund opens R34m Research and Policy Development Window

The Green Fund in South Africa, which was established to support green initiatives and assist South Africa’s transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient development path, is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for research and
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Financial Institutions are the Engines of a Green Economy

According to the “Green Economy Report” of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), an investment of 2% of the annual global GDP is necessary in order to enable the fundamental transition towards a greener economy based on sustainability
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Building Africa’s Green Economy

Soil for Life_2012_Kate Berrisford
Accra, Ghana: Africa’s energy demand is forecast to dramatically expand as rapid urbanisation and economic growth push consumption to new heights. Yet the continent is currently plagued by poor power infrastructures and chronic power shortages. According to the World Bank
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Green Cities: Leading the Next Economy

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An international survey and report ‘Going Green: How cities are leading the next economy’ shows the extent to which cities around the world have successfully integrated green policies over the last two decades.
The report finds that all
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Sustainable Business, Sustainable Consumption and the Green Economy

The 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Business and Consumption, SusCon 2012, will take place under the theme “Green Economy – from intention to action”, from 27 – 28 November in Bonn, Germany. Bringing together decision-makers from businesses,
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Solar LEDs Light Up Nairobi Streets

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Philips and the Kenyan Urban Roads Authority have embarked in a new pilot project – installing solar-powered LED street lighting in Nairobi with the potential for expansion across the country. The pilot, the first of its kind in East Africa,
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Five Stock Exchanges Commit to Promote Sustainable Investment

SSE 2012 Signing Ceremony
Five stock exchanges – NASDAQ OMX, BM&FBOVESPA, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) and The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) – recently announced a commitment to promote long-term, sustainable investment in their markets.

These leading exchanges, with over

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Consumers International

World federation of consumer groups that, working together with its members, serves as an independent and authoritative global voice for consumers.
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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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