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28 January 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) launched the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, which aims to influence policies on sustainable tourism, develop projects and provide a global platform for communication.
25 January 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have cooperated with Fleet Forum to develop guidelines on sustainable procurement of vehicles for the UN.
January 2011: The UN-REDD Programme has released its latest Newsletter, reporting on recent activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).
This consultation on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for REDD+ is organized by the UN-REDD Programme.
18 January 2011: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have launched a regional model initiative to promote the implementation of sustainable urban transport solutions in East African cities.
January 2011: The Ozone Secretariat has released the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010, which presents new and stronger evidence of the effect of stratospheric ozone changes on the Earth's surface climate, and of the effects of climate change on stratospheric ozone.
17 January 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) is urging all campaign cities and partners to submit a nomination for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sasakawa award to highlight good practices and achievements towards achieving the "ten essentials" for making cities resilient.
January 2011: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released a report titled “Advancing adaptation through climate information services: Results of a global survey on the information requirements of the financial sector.”
Organized by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), this meeting will convene under the theme "The tipping point: Sustained stability in the next economy." The 2011 Roundtable aims to provide a platform for the global financial sector to: define what it expects to achieve at Rio 2012. It will include two plenary sessions, on: Systems, Stability and Sustainability / Lenses and clocks; and What the Earth Summit needs to deliver at Rio+20.