Europe

UNEP, EU Committee of the Regions Sign MoU on Sustainable Cities [viewed]

UNEP22 June 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EU's Committee of the Regions (CoR). The MoU seeks to strengthen the role of local and regional authorities within the policy decision-making process, and emphasizes the importance of placing sustainable cities at the heart of the global strategy on sustainable development.

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Ukraine's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Ukraine (FCCC/ASR/2012/UKR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Turkey's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Turkey (FCCC/ASR/2012/TUR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of UK's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of the United Kingdom (FCCC/ASR/2012/GBR).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Sweden's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Sweden (FCCC/ASR/2012/SWE).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Slovenia's Annual Inventory [viewed]

19 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Slovenia (FCCC/ASR/2012/SVN).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Spain's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Spain (FCCC/ASR/2012/ESP).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Switzerland's Annual Inventory [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Switzerland (FCCC/ASR/2012/CHE).

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EEA Highlights Increase in Sale of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles in the EU [viewed]

EEA20 June 2012: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a report titled "Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: summary of data for 2011" which indicates that fuel efficiency of new vehicles increased by 3.3% in the EU from 2010-2011.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Highlights Progress in Gender Mainstreaming [viewed]

20 June 2012: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Gender Mainstreaming Day at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). Sessions included: mainstreaming gender in the three Rio Conventions; linking research, policy and practice for gender-responsive action in forestry; political leadership and gender; and a celebration of women's leadership in sustainable development. A special event on the economics of sustainable development also took place.

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