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UNEP launches $515m island nation waste management fund

Thirty-three Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have joined the global launch of a half-billion-dollar initiative to avoid marine damage and sustainably manage their environments.

“From concept to decommissioning – everything must improve” Graham Pontin

After speaking at the UN Environment Programme’s sixth Global Environment Outlook for Business, FIDIC head of economic and strategic policy, Graham Pontin, writes for Infrastructure Global about the wholesale change needed to achieve sustainable development goals.

UNEP warns cities must change to meet 2030 objectives

UN Environment Programme report tells cities locked into unsustainable status quo to change path now as environmental crisis hits urban life. 

UNEP reveals methane emissions can be almost halved in a decade

New report receives high level backing from the European Union and Unites States of America.

UNEP executive director calls for end to energy poverty

Global energy coverage is now within touching distance, says Inger Anderson.

UNEP reports wasted potential in untreated sanitation

Half the world's sanitation waste goes untreated, denying the world much needed water, fertilizer and energy on a global scale.

Only 18% of Covid recovery spending is green, study says

UN Environment Programme studies $14.6tn of covid-induced spending in 50 nations. While much of the world has emphasised the need to build back greener after...
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