Environmental Governance Press Releases

First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking Historic Step Forward, Chief of UN Environment Programme Says

In calling for wildlife crime to be treated as a serious crime, both nationally and across borders, the resolution sends a clear signal to organized criminal networks involved in this illicit trafficking that their time will soon be up.
31/07/2015 00:00:00

New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat

New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change

An estimated 55,000 Bornean orangutans remain in the wild, split into three distinct subspecies.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda
16/07/2015 00:00:00

Western Indian Ocean's Pristine Ecosystems, Valued at US $25 Billion Annually, Under Threat

Growing Urbanization, Unsustainable Fishing and Resource Extraction among Main Pressures on Ecosystems
23/06/2015 00:00:00

UNEP and Tongji University Launch a New Guidebook Ahead of Consultations on China's 13th Five Year Plan

How to Turn Environmental Challenges into opportunities for Sustainable Development?
10/06/2015 00:00:00

UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues

The new agreement to run through to 2018.
10/06/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Welcomes G7 Leaders' Declaration

09/06/2015 00:00:00

Coordination of Biodiversity-Related Conventions Given a Boost with the Launch of a New Sourcebook

The Sourcebook seeks to enhance cooperation between these biodiversity-related conventions.
09/06/2015 00:00:00

China Charts a Green Economy Path for the Future as its 13th Five-Year Plan Takes Shape

At the International Advisory Meeting on Environment and Development for China's 13th Five-Year Plan
09/06/2015 00:00:00

World Summit Climate & Territories Will Contribute to Developing a Credible Roadmap for Limiting Global Warming To 2°C

François Hollande and Christiana Figueres to join subnational and local leaders in Lyon on 1 & 2 July for main gathering of non-state actors before COP21
08/06/2015 00:00:00

Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson Designated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2015

Jack Johnson is an inspirational artist and committed environmentalist. His millions of fans around the world form part of a unique network that engages with environmental non-profits at each of his tour stops
05/06/2015 00:00:00

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