30 Dec '11, 10am

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June #iyf #wed2011 #rioplus20 #greenecomony #climatechange

UNEP's Year in Review 2011: January to June #iyf #wed2011 #rioplus20 #greenecomony #climatechange

The 26th Session of UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 21-24 February. Here the world's environment ministers identified Rio+20 in June 2012 as a key opportunity to accelerate and to scale-up a global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy. UNEP's 2011 Year Book was launched identifying fertilizer and a new understanding of the impacts of plastic pollution as two the main emerging issues. The 'draft' version of Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, was launched for comment. The report suggested that investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a Green Economy transition. Forest conservation groups in Nepal and Guatemala won 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize. Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe, a Ugandan radio journalist won the prestigio...

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