#UNEP News

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Nearly 70 per cent of commercially available paints in Indonesia contain levels of lead higher than the regulatory safe limit of 600 parts per million (ppm).
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Climate change is moving faster than the finance needed to deal with it — a key issue for developing nations at the COP26 talks.
Unlocking Capital for Sustainability panel
Stronger measures are needed to transform the finance system and rein in corporate carbon emissions, experts said at the Unlocking capital for sustainability event in Singapore.
Peat swamp forest
The UN’s State of Finance for Nature report says that public and private entities need to quadruple their annual investment in nature if the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises are to be tackled by the middle of the century.
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#UNEP Opinion

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In the context of climate change, initiatives towards reducing methane emissions have often been side-lined, so why is it that methane is now taking the centre stage?
Bangui Wind Farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
In the run-up to COP26, companies trumpeted their commitment to addressing climate change, often citing pledges to achieve goals decades in the future. But meeting these distant objectives requires near-term action, about which the corporate world has been far less forthcoming.
gaps in global deal for nature
Although the biodiversity crisis is intimately linked to the climate one, the financing to address it is woefully inadequate. With a new global biodiversity plan now in the works, the world has an opportunity – and a duty – to start making up for lost time.
‘Growing momentum’ to make 2021 the global action year for sustainable energy
In a bid of optimism for the new year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) expressed confidence that clean energy would grow in 2021.
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#UNEP Videos

eco action day
At this year's Eco Action Day Industry Roundtable 2018, participants discussed how to build more creative and resourceful industries and infrastructure for a more sustainable Singapore.
A child in Leyte Philippines, aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.
Let Elephants Be Elephants campaign
A new National Geographic documentary highlights how Asia is financing the killings of elephants in Africa with the region's increasing demand for ivory.
Solar conduction dryer
Three Indian students have devised a simple yet innovative technology that uses solar energy to dry food, reducing spoilage and alleviating rural poverty
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