Environmental Governance Press Releases

Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean

40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.
12/02/2016 00:00:00

Urgent Measures Required to Save Sharks from Extinction

The second Meeting of Signatories to the Convention on Migratory Species Sharks MOU will take place in San José, Costa Rica, from 15 to 19 February.
08/02/2016 00:00:00

Kenya Green Universities Network Launched to Promote Sustainability Practices in Higher Education Institutions

With 70 public and private universities in Kenya, there is great potential to promote sustainability both through education and practice.
05/02/2016 00:00:00

Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean

The Conference of Parties to the Barcelona Convention will be hosted by the Greek Government in Athens from 9 to 12 February. Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, to represent UNEP
04/02/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Signs New Agreement with Zayed International Foundation for the Environment

Foundation to contribute US$ 100,000 for the development of a novel textbook on green economy
29/01/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister

Achim Steiner and Canadian leaders pay tribute to first UNEP Chief
29/01/2016 00:00:00

Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up

Visiting UNEP's Headquarters in Nairobi, the President emphasized Nigeria's commitment to a safe, secure and clean planet ahead of the Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)
28/01/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa's Natural Resources

At a retreat of the AU Executive Council Ibrahim Thiaw discussed fighting illegal trade in wildlife with African Foreign Ministers
27/01/2016 00:00:00

With UNEP's Support Central Asian States Tighten Cooperation to Achieve SDGs

UNEP solidified its presence in Central Asia this year by opening a new office and organizing a series of key meetings to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
22/01/2016 00:00:00

UNEP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Agreement on Environmental Conservation

The Memorandum of Understanding is initially set to run until June 2018.
20/01/2016 00:00:00

UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country empowered to prevent deaths from invisible killer
19/01/2016 00:00:00

World's Wildlife Trade Regulator Meets to Strengthen Measures to Prevent Extinctions and Tackle Illicit Trafficking

CITES Standing Committee will review progress made in preparing and implementing National Ivory Action Plans, domestic legislation, and additional measures to protect Asian big cats, cheetahs, African grey parrots, pangolins, rhinos, sharks and timber.
12/01/2016 00:00:00

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