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Forests for People, Forests for Green Growth
2011 Sasakawa Prize winners bring Forest Management and Sustainable Development to Rural Communities in Latin America and Asia. Nairobi (Kenya), 23 February 2011 - Two projects conserving forests and promoting sustainable development in remote rural communities of Latin America and Asia are the laureates of the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
Thursday 24 Feb 2011
European Commission and UN Environment Programme Announce New Strategic Cooperation to Catalyze Green Economy
Nairobi, 23 February 2011—A wide-ranging new partnership aimed at furthering sustainable development in the 21st century was announced today by the European Union’s (EU) Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik and UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
Wednesday 23 Feb 2011
How Two Per Cent of Global GDP can Trigger Greener, Smarter Growth While Fighting Poverty
Nairobi/World, 21 February 2011—Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy a new report launched today says.
Monday 21 Feb 2011
Uganda’s Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe wins first UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award
Nairobi, 21 February 2011 – A Ugandan radio journalist has won a prestigious new journalism award from the United Nations Enviornment Programme (UNEP), outclassing entries from over 100 correspondents from across the African continent. Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe won the UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award for her report ‘Climate Change and Uganda’, broadcast on Radio France International. Jury members described the entry as “original, cutting edge environmental reporting”.
Monday 21 Feb 2011
Wider Impacts of Fertilizer and Plastic Pollution on Oceans Top This Year’s Priority Issues in UNEP Year Book
Nairobi, 17 February 2011. Massive amounts of phosphorus—a valuable fertilizer needed to feed a growing global population—are being lost to the oceans as result of inefficiencies in farming and a failure to recycle wastewater.
Thursday 17 Feb 2011
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