Environmental Governance Press Releases

UNEP Head Invites EU Environment Ministers to Engage Further towards Successful Outcome of Sustainable Development Goals Negotiations


17-12-2014 00:00:00

UNEP and the Organization of American States Renew Joint-Efforts to Enhance Environmental Rule of law

This agreement is fundamental to continuing the Organization's work in member States with Judges, Parliamentarians and Civil Society Organizations which are strategic partners to advancing the environmental rule of law
19-11-2014 00:00:00

Governments Commit to Step up Action for Migratory Animals at UN Wildlife Conference

Polar Bear, Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Hammerhead Shark and Reef Manta Ray among Migratory Species Benefiting from Greater International Protection
10-11-2014 00:00:00

Record Number of Species Proposed for International Protection under UN Treaty on Migratory Species

Polar Bears, Sharks and the African Lion among Species Considered Under Serious Threat
4-11-2014 00:00:00

Governments Meet in Republic of Korea to Assess Progress in Implementing Global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity

"Pyeongchang Road Map" expected to include further steps to protect biodiversity in support of sustainable development
6-10-2014 00:00:00

UN Report Calls For Bold and Accelerated Global Action to Meet Biodiversity Targets by 2020

Report Tracks Progress and Draws Attention To Implications on Broader Sustainable Development this Century
6-10-2014 00:00:00

UN Meeting Agrees on Decisions to Advance the Implementation of the International Agreement on the Safe Use of Living Modified Organisms

Parties to the Cartagena Protocol also agreed to continue to identify living modified organisms intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing that are subject to transboundary movement
4-10-2014 00:00:00

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


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