South-South Renewables Trade Grows Faster than Global Trade as Developing Countries Invest in Green Technology

  Nairobi, 24 June 2014 – Renewable energy (RE) trade among developing countries is growing faster than global and north-south RE trade as developing countries, led by China, take advantage of decreasing manufacturing costs, increased investment, and... Read more ...

New Studies Call On China to Measure and Assess Its Green Economy Opportunities

  Beijing, 11 June 2014 – Two new reports released today by UNEP and Chinese government highlight how China can measure and model its environmental industry to maximize resource efficiency and boost economic growth as the country transitions towards a low carbon, green... Read more ...

Barbados is Leading the Way for SIDS in Green Economy Transition

  Bridgetown, 5 June 2014 - As part of the 2014 World Environment Day celebrations, being hosted by the Government of Barbados, the Minister responsible for the Environment, Dr. The Honourable Denis Lowe unveiled the findings of a joint study... Read more ...

Measuring Progress on “Greening” the Economy: Policies and Practices An International Technical Workshop UNEP-Eurostat-EEA-ILO Geneva, 14-15 May 2014

  Geneva, 14 May 2014 - This workshop, co-organised by UNEP, Eurostat, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), will bring together statisticians, analysts and policymakers from agencies and countries involved in measuring... Read more ...

Green Economy and Trade Project Validated in Ghana

  Ghana, 16 January 2014 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Energy Centre conducted the second national stakeholder workshop for the Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project (GE-TOP) in Ghana, on 16 January 2014 in... Read more ...

Expert Roundtable Calls for Inclusive and Sustainable Trade at EU Development Days

  Brussels, 26 November 2013 -- An inclusive and sustainable approach to trade is urgently needed, according to a roundtable of experts participating in a Green Economy and Trade session today at European Union Development Days 2013. Hosted by UNEP, the... Read more ...

National workshop launches Green Economy and Trade Project in Ghana

  Ghana, 12 September 2013 - The Government of Ghana, The Energy Centre (TEC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project (GE-TOP) today at a national stakeholder workshop.  The... Read more ...

Backing and Enabling Smallholders Can Unleash New and Sustainable Agricultural Revolution

  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4 June 2013 – Supporting smallholder farmers to play a greater role in food production and natural resource stewardship is one of the quickest ways to lift over one billion people out of poverty and sustainably nourish a growing... Read more ...

St. Lucia hosts conference to kickoff Region-wide effort aims to address employment and environment Caribbean Green Economy Initiative

  Gros Islet, 3 June 2013 – The Government of St. Lucia is set to host the first-ever Caribbean Green Economy Conference this week at the Rex Resorts, where ministers, decision-makers and civil society will explore how to accelerate a region-wide... Read more ...

Growing Organic Agriculture from Eastern Europe to Central Asia

  Geneva, 12 April, 2010 - The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP is partnering with the International... Read more ...

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