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WCCB wins Asia Environment Enforcement Awards for combating trans-boundary environmental crime

United Nations Environment Program has selected Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and its enforcement officer RS Sharath for 2018 Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards. They were selected under organization and individual categories respectively for their outstanding contributions in combating the trans-boundary environmental crimes.  The 2018 Awards will be given by UNEP with UN Development Programme (UNDP), ..

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Joyce Msuya appointed as acting Executive Director of UNEP

Tanzanian national Joyce Msuya was appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) following resignation of the executive director Erik Solheim. Solheim had quit in wake of internal audit report accused of rule-breaking UNEP. The report has accused him of gobbling up $500,000 in unnecessary and budgeted travel expenses in just 22 ..

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Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron jointly awarded UN’s Champions of Earth Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron jointly awarded 2018 Champions of the Earth award, UN’s highest environmental honour. They were chosen in Policy Leadership category of the award for their pioneering work in championing International Solar Alliance (ISA) and promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action. It also PM ..

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Satya Tripathi appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of UNEP

Indian development economist and environment expert Satya S. Tripathi was appointed as has been appointed assistant secretary general of United Nations and will head New York office of UN Environment Programme (UNEP). He was appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Satya Tripathi Tripathi holds commerce and law bachelors degrees and masters in law from Berhampur ..

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UNEP partners with Google for monitoring impact of human activity on global ecosystem

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has entered into partnership with search engine giant Google to monitor impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools. The partnership was launched during High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York. Key Facts The aim of the partnership is to ..

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UNEP recongnises Cochin International Airport as world's first fully solar energy-powered airport

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognised Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. CIAL is India’s first airport to be constructed in public-private-partnership (PPP) model in 1999. It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. It is only PPP airport in ..

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