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Stakeholders meet to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy technology in ASEAN region
Bangkok, Thailand, 29 November 2016 – The second regional stakeholders’ consultation meeting on regional policy recommendations for energy efficiency and renewable energy in ASEAN kicked off Tuesday in Bangkok. The workshop, jointly organized by the... Read more ...

Trade experts gather to discuss the future of sustainable trade in Geneva
  Geneva, 14-15 November 2016 – The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its second Committee on Trade and the Environment meeting of 2016 this week in Geneva, focused on promoting sustainable development through trade. UN Environment... Read more ...

Upcoming Workshop: Financing for the SDGs - the role of fiscal reforms, revenue management and sovereign wealth funds in the extractives sector
Geneva, 18 November 2016 - On 7-8 December 2016, the regional workshop "Financing for the SDGs - the role of fiscal reforms, revenue management and sovereign wealth funds in the extractives sector" will be held in Bangkok, ... Read more ...

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy launched in Brazil
10 November 2016, Mato Grosso, Brazil - In partnership with UN agencies, Brazil launched today a new program to promote inclusive green economy in the state of Mato Grosso. The Partnership for Action on Green Economy, a global initiative... Read more ...

World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
London, 3 November 2016 – The world must urgently and dramatically increase its ambition to cut roughly a further quarter off predicted 2030 global greenhouse emissions and have any chance of minimizing dangerous climate change, UN Environment said today as... Read more ...

UN Environment Finance Initiative’s Global Roundtable kicks off in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, 25 October 2016 – H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, inaugurated the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative’s 14th Global Roundtable event, hosted by the United Arab Emirates,... Read more ...

Key stakeholders work together to streamline sustainable trade practices
Berlin, 21 October 2016 - Today in Berlin, over 100 participants, including policy makers, stakeholders from civil society organisations, trade unions, private sector, in addition to UN agencies and partners, came together to participate in... Read more ...

Historical Agreement on Hydrofluorocarbons reached in Kigali
Kigali, October 15 2016 - On October 15 the world reached an agreement to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It is one of the most significant actions governments have ever taken to protect the climate. HFCs are highly potent greenhouse gases that... Read more ...

New E-Learning Course: how trade in environmental goods and services can drive the transition to an inclusive green economy
Trade in environmental goods and services (EGS) offers significant opportunities, in particular for developing countries, to drive economic development while protecting natural capital and creating better livelihoods for citizens. In ... Read more ...

Transform the financial system to deliver sustainable infrastructure and reignite growth, says Global Commission
Washington D.C., October 10 2016 - A major new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate calls on governments and finance institutions to scale up and shift investment for sustainable infrastructure as a fundamental strategy to... Read more ...

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