Environmental Governance Press Releases

UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa

The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
2-9-2014 00:00:00

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Opens in Samoa


1-9-2014 00:00:00

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
1-9-2014 00:00:00

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy

African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
25-8-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Pays Tribute to Distinguished Diplomat, Chair of First Governing Council

Former Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister
20-8-2014 00:00:00

Celebrating the Majesty of one of the World's most Threatened Animals on World Elephant Day

UNEP is raising awareness at the political and societal level of the grave impact of poaching on elephant populations and the environment.
12-8-2014 00:00:00

Mozambique Works to Break Vicious Circle of Environmental Degradation and Poverty


5-8-2014 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Open-Ended Working Group also discussed alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in various sectors, current and future demand for those alternatives, their economic costs and implications, as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding alternatives to ODSs with high-global warming potential.
21-7-2014 00:00:00

Governments Fulfil their Commitment: Access and Benefit-Sharing Treaty Receives Required Number of Ratifications to Enter into Force

The entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol will provide greater legal certainty and transparency for both providers and users of genetic resources, creating a framework that promotes the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge while strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use.
15-7-2014 00:00:00

Momentum Builds to Achieve More Millennium Development Goals by End of 2015: UN Report

With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions
11-7-2014 00:00:00

As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World's Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk

Disaster-Resilient Communities and Economies Integral to Sustainable Development
30-6-2014 00:00:00

New Partnership Set to Boost Delivery of International Environmental Agreements

A key component of the MoU is the recognition of the central role legislators' play in addressing international environmental challenges.
27-6-2014 00:00:00


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