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.
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
European Ministers of Environment met in Greece
This year's theme is "Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism" which highlights the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world
The Zayed International Prize for the Environment is the most prestigious and valuable international environmental award worldwide worth USD 1 million
Towards an Inclusive "Green Economy": Rethinking Ethics and Economy in the Age of the Anthropocene