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Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Climate Change

Reducing short-lived climate pollutants -- black carbon (soot), methane, tropospheric ozone, and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- could slow down global warming by as much as 0.5 degrees Celsius by 2050.  Read more

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Minimizing Food Waste

Disasters & Conflicts

One-third of all food production -- totaling 1.3 billion tons-- is lost or wasted annually. Food lost or wasted can have many negative economic and environmental impacts, including carbon dioxide emissions and, pressures on land, water, soil, and other natural resources. Read more

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Tackling Marine Debris

Ecosystem Management

Marine debris poses a dire, vast and growing threat to marine life and the coastal environment. Most marine debris consists of material that degrades slowly, if at all. Thus, the continuous input of an estimated 6.4 million tons of debris that reaches the oceans each year is a cumulative problem with significant negative consequences. Read more

 

 

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Raising Awareness on Illegal Wildlife Trade

Environmental Governance

Illegal trade in wildlife is resulting in dramatic declines in wildlife populations and habitat loss around the world. It also hinders development progress at local and national levels; it undermines the rule of law, and increases threats to human security. Read more

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Phasing Out the Use of Lead Paint

Chemicals & Waste

While the use of lead paint for most purposes in North America has been banned for decades, many nations in the world continue to allow the unrestricted use of lead paint in homes and public buildings. This has serious consequences – especially for children. Read more

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Improving Global Air Quality and Fuel Efficiency

Resource Efficiency

Air pollution today is considered the single largest global environmental health risk, with approximately 7 million air pollution related deaths annually in 2012. UNEP seeks to improve air quality to protect human health through its programs and capacity building efforts.  Read more

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Addressing Challenges in the Arctic

Environment Under Review

With warming in the Arctic increasing at twice the global average since 1980, the region is experiencing a profound and rapid transformation.  UNEP RONA is working with arctic nations in North America to improve the management of shared natural resources.  Read more

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Frankfurt / Nairobi, 31 March, 2015 - Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices.

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Nairobi/New Delhi/Paris, 20 March 2015 - The planet is facing a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource.

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Sendai, Japan, 14 March 2015 - Top insurers from around the world have called on governments, Saturday, to step up global efforts to build resilience against natural disasters, highlighting that average economic losses from disasters in the last decade amounted to around US $190 billion a


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