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'Project Everyone' Launches First Global Ad Campaign on SDGs [viewed]

project-everyone24 June 2015: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) outlined the plans of 'Project Everyone,' which was founded by Richard Curtis, filmmaker and founder of Comic Relief, in an effort to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "the most famous goals on the planet" by sharing them with seven billion people in the seven days after their adoption. On 24 June, Curtis and other celebrities launched the ad campaign #WEHAVEAPLAN as part of Project Everyone. This Global Goals campaign is a collaborative effort to ensure that the SDGs are world famous and are successfully acted upon.

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UN, Insurance Industry Partner for Sustainable Development [viewed]

psi17 June 2015: A platform launched by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is allowing insurance companies to make voluntary contributions to sustainable development through risk management, insurance products, investment, partnerships and disclosure frameworks. Through the platform and other activities of UNEP FI's Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative, insurers managing US$14 trillion and 20% of world premium volume are working with the UN toward a greener future.

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DESA, NGLS Gather Feedback on Post-2015 Zero Draft [viewed]

post20154 June 2015: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) have invited NGOs, civil society organizations and organizations participating in the Major Groups to contribute feedback on the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda. Submissions will be compiled and made available to the UN system, UN Member States, and all stakeholders.

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World Environment Day 2015 Focuses on SCP [viewed]

WED 20155 June 2015: Celebrations and events took place around the globe on the occasion of World Environment Day (WED), which focused on the theme, ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.' The theme encouraged consumers to rethink their lifestyles and decrease impacts on natural resources by making one change towards more responsible resource consumption and conscious consumer decision-making.

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GEF Council Approves Largest Proposed Work Program in History of GEF Financing [viewed]

Participants at the 48th meeting of the GEF Council 4 June 2015: The 48th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council adopted the largest proposed Work Program in the history of GEF financing, involving a total of US$709 million of GEF Trust Fund resources, plus an indicative amount of US$4.81 billion in co-financing. The Work Program encompasses Integrated Approach Pilots (IAPs) on sustainable cities, food security in sub-Saharan Africa, and taking deforestation out of commodity supply chains, as well as other projects and programs.

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UNEP Inquiry Identifies Ways to Make Climate Security Part of a Sustainable Financial System [viewed]

financialinquiry22 May 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report, titled 'The Coming Financial Climate,' which outlines a set of measures that can be applied to make climate security part of the overall performance framework of a sustainable financial system.

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ADB Public-Private Project Facility Kicks Off with US$64 million [viewed]

ADB4 May 2015: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that its Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F) has received US$64 million in contributions from the Governments of Australia, Canada and Japan. Through the AP3F, the ADB aims to adopt a more consistent approach to developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) and transaction advice across the region.

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UNEP-WCMC Annual Report Highlights Mapping of Global Ecosystem Assets [viewed]

Unep-WcmcJune 2015: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) released its 2014 annual report, highlighting the Centre's work in support of biodiversity-related decision making, including the world's first mapping of marine and terrestrial ecosystem assets.

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UNIDO Launches Web Portal on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development [viewed]

isidMay 2015: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched a web portal on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) to promote investment opportunities and “matchmaking” of stakeholders. The platform highlights UNIDO's mandate and Programmes for Country Partnership (PCP) in Ethiopia and Senegal, and showcases UNIDO's efforts toward implementing the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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ESCAP Launches Energy Portal and Study to Promote Sustainable Energy in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

UNESCAP29 May 2015: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched the first annual 'Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific,' along with the Asia Pacific Energy Portal – an online platform advancing the sustainable energy agenda in the region.

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