Environmental Governance Press Releases

Ocean Experts Call for Greater Local Government Role in Fight Against Marine Waste

Fresh Strategies to tackle Pollution, Plastics and Climate Impacts to be Included in New Plan to Manage the World's Seas.
1-10-2014 00:00:00

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation

An additional 18 countries sign the Minamata Convention at a high-level event during the opening of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly
25-9-2014 00:00:00

Coalition of 96 Partners Steps Up Ambition for Climate Action

CCAC approves five major action plans to present at the UN Secretary-General's Summit, funds a new urban health initiative, and extends its mandate by five years, to 2022
23-9-2014 00:00:00

United Nations and Leading Investors Launch Coalition to Decarbonize Institutional Investment Worldwide at UN Summit

Commitment to decarbonize $100 billion of investment
23-9-2014 00:00:00

More Nations Commit to Fight Climate Change by Restoring Forests

At the UN Climate Summit in New York global leaders more than double restoration targets and commitments
23-9-2014 00:00:00

Bank of America Announces $10 Billion Catalytic Finance Initiative to Accelerate Clean Energy Investments that Reduce Carbon Emissions

CEO Brian Moynihan Speaks At United Nations Climate Summit
23-9-2014 00:00:00

Caribbean's Largest Small Island Developing State Charts New Pathway to a Sustainable Future

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
17-9-2014 00:00:00

Large Scale Clean-Up of Oil Pollution in Ogoniland Discussed in Abuja

Federal Government of Nigeria Convenes Meeting on Implementation of Recommendations of 2011 UNEP Assessment
16-9-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Visits Berlin, Addresses United Nations Association of Germany

Achim Steiner addressed the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen) this week.
5-9-2014 00:00:00

UN Conference in Samoa Generates More than US $1.9 Billion in Partnerships Tackling Such Issues as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Access to Energy

The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.
4-9-2014 00:00:00

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


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