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Think.Eat.Save: Putting an End to Food Waste

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Many of us try to live sustainable lifestyles by buying organic, using our bikes instead of cars or cooking with solar – but how often do we think about how much food we consume and waste, where it comes
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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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Multiple Benefits of Country Transitions to Solar & Energy-efficient Lighting

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Solar lighting can provide an increasingly low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, as well as boosting green jobs, according to new country lighting assessments carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which
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African Network Shares Knowledge & Builds Capacity on Climate Adaptation

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The pressing need for a for a “continental network for adaptation in Africa” was the conclusion of the workshop held earlier this month in Nairobi entitled ‘Convening Adaptation Knowledge Networks and Platforms in Africa‘.

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Half-Marathon to Celebrate Nairobi as World’s ‘Environment Capital’

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Some of Kenya’s top up-and-coming long-distance runners will race through the streets of Nairobi alongside the public, UN staff and the diplomatic community on 24 February to celebrate universal membership of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Nairobi as the
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Global Network on Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Global Network on sustainable InnovationThe objective of the network is to scale up business impacts on sustainable living and encourage collaborations. The network has been established to connect the many organisations, existing networks, and individuals in the private, public and consumer sectors to create

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Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network: A Collaborative Hub on Climate Change Adaptation

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The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network was launched last week by UNEP as a hub for knowledge, research, successful initiatives, and collaborative partnerships on climate change adaptation. From managing coastal erosion, to tackling pressures on food supply – the Africa Adaptation
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An international environmental organisation to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment.
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International Leaders Launch Global Coalition for Valuing Natural Capital

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International leaders from business, government and non-governmental organizations gathered in Singapore this month to launch officially the new TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) for Business Coalition Headquarters, which aims to achieve a shift in corporate behaviour to preserve
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Global Trends Show Growth in Renewables

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According to UNEP’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012, the global investment in renewables in 2011 increased 17% to a record $257 billion – with developing countries accounting for 35% share of this investment. This represents a six-fold increase
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