Tag Archives: UNEP

RPC joins SAVE FOOD initiative

RPC, THE leading rigid plastic packaging manufacturer, has joined the SAVE FOOD initiative to highlight and fight global food loss and waste.                     The SAVE FOOD campaign was set up as a joint initiative between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and Messe…
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Rio 2016 launches Sustainability Management Plan

THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week presented its Sustainability Management Plan, as it starts to integrate sustainability best practice into planning and operations.   The launch was marked by the signing of a technical cooperation agreement with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) which will, among other things, provide an…
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Global campaign to cut “foodprint”

RESTAURANTS, PUBS and hotels are being encouraged to limit menu choices and introduce flexible portioning as part of a new global campaign to cut food waste.                           Those in the hospitality sector should also consider introducing staff engagement programmes and food waste audits…
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UN says climate catastrophe is looming

GOVERNMENT’S ARE falling far short of their commitment to keep global average temperature rise below the accepted 2°C goal, putting the world on the brink of climate catastrophe.                 The UN Environment Program’s Emissions Gap Report 2012 identifies a huge gap between current pledges to cut polluting greenhouse…
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Food security increasingly difficult

UN report concludes that environmental issues must be at forefront of food security goals THE AIM of achieving food security across the globe will become increasingly elusive unless countries factor the planet's nature-based services into agricultural and related planning, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report claims.   The study, entitled “Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening…
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