Engaging with the world

Rio+20: towards a global green economy

The Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development put the green economy on the international agenda. The conference, which took place in June 2012, adopted the principles for a green economy policy. These aim to achieve... more


UNEP coordinates global climate protection

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) sees itself as the voice of the environment within the UN. The organisation, which is based in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, has regional offices throughout the world. The Europe regional office is located in Geneva and is supported by additional teams in Brussels, Vienna, Moscow and Paris... more

UNEP Nairobi

Sharing knowledge for a green economy

The conversion of the economy started a long time ago. Numerous initiatives undertaken throughout the world are aiming to make consumption and production more sustainable. These efforts were initiated by a large number of both... more

Contributing to change in the world

The transition to a green economy is a global task. Developing and newly industrialised countries assume an important role here – however, they sometimes lack the necessary resources, knowledge and capacities. For this reason... more

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