Environmental Governance Press Releases

UN Environment Head Backs Call to End Harmful Fishing Subsidies


20/07/2016 00:00:00

Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance

  • Developing countries embrace green finance policies as part of wider effort to finance the real economy and meet social, economic and environmental needs
  • Green finance policies inspired by new models such as developments in fintech
  • US$5-7 trillion a year needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

18/07/2016 00:00:00

Media Advisory: At Montreal Protocol Meetings in Vienna: Countries to Continue Efforts to Control Greenhouse Gases under the Montreal Protocol

15 to 23 July 2016 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC); Vienna, Austria
15/07/2016 00:00:00

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

  • Mist nets used to trap flying birds extend for 700 kilometres along coast of Egypt, where an estimated 5.7 million birds are illegally killed every year
  • An estimated 18 birds killed per square kilometer every year in Italy, where illegal killings are thought to be worse than any EU country
  • Killings pushing species to brink of extinction; Turtle Dove on IUCN red list as numbers plummet

14/07/2016 00:00:00

Carole Excell Appointed to UNEP's First-Ever Access to Information Panel


01/07/2016 00:00:00

Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme

Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment
27/06/2016 00:00:00

GEF Steps Up Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime with Additional $40 Million to Expand Program


10/06/2016 00:00:00

Pan-European Region Makes High-Level Commitments towards Greening Economies

Food waste, ecosystem services and green public procurement among pledged topics forming new Batumi Initiative on Green Economy
09/06/2016 00:00:00

GEO-6 High Level Group meets to launch global assessment process


08/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Head Achim Steiner Plans Environmental Cooperation with Angola

Angola is the 2016 World Environment Day host country
05/06/2016 00:00:00

Angola Kicks off Global World Environment Day Celebrations with Pledge to Fight Illegal Trade in Wildlife

World Environment Day (WED), the world's biggest day for positive environmental action celebrated across the globe
05/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Value of Environmental Crime up 26%

Eco-crime hits record high at up to $258 billion, outstripping the illegal trade in small arms, as international criminal gangs and militant groups profit from the plunder of Earth's resources
04/06/2016 00:00:00


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