Press Releases

Renewables Re-energized: Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014

Driven by solar and wind, world investments reverse 2-year dip, brush aside challenge from sharply lower oil price; 103GW capacity added in 2014 is roughly that of all US nuclear plants
31/03/2015 00:00:00

Mexico Submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of 2015 Paris Agreement

Ahead of the Paris Conference on Climate Change
30/03/2015 00:00:00

High-Level Delegates Meet in Nairobi to Set Parameters for Crucial UN Environment Assembly

The first-ever UNEA was attended by a record number of high-level delegations from 160 UN Member and Observer States and stakeholders, and provided fresh impetus to a number of priority environmental issues.
30/03/2015 00:00:00

Norway Submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of Paris 2015 Agreement

Ahead of the Paris Conference on Climate Change
27/03/2015 00:00:00

Countries Get Serious About Wildlife Crime, Pledge Tougher Penalties for Traffickers and Kingpins

At the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade
27/03/2015 00:00:00

Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014

CITES MIKE programme says that elephant populations continue to decline owing to steady poaching trends. Positive progress in East Africa, but situation deteriorating in Central and West Africa. First compliance measures adopted.
24/03/2015 00:00:00

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources

The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources.
20/03/2015 00:00:00

Vienna Convention Celebrates Three Decades of Successful Science-Based Global Action to Protect the Ozone Layer

The ozone layer is healing itself and is expected to recover by the middle of this century.
20/03/2015 00:00:00

Cyclone-hit Vanuatu Facing Severe Water and Food Shortages

UNEP ready to support the disaster-stricken country.
20/03/2015 00:00:00

Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China

Report on "Greening China's Financial System" coming in April
20/03/2015 00:00:00

World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

First major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda reached at landmark UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
18/03/2015 00:00:00

UNDP/UNEP Launch New Capacity Development Programme for Climate Change Negotiators from Least Developed Countries

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has jointly launched a new global support programme to assist Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in strategically engaging in intergovernmental climate change negotiation processes.
17/03/2015 00:00:00

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