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.
Former Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister
UNEP is raising awareness at the political and societal level of the grave impact of poaching on elephant populations and the environment.
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.
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.
With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions
Disaster-Resilient Communities and Economies Integral to Sustainable Development
A key component of the MoU is the recognition of the central role legislators' play in addressing international environmental challenges.
Delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP
Nairobi, 23 June 2014
The Global Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law
The Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Information Knowledge Management (MEA IKM) Initiative seeks to develop harmonised and interoperable information systems in support of knowledge management activities among 18 MEAs for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large