Press Releases

New Green Infrastructure Guide to Help Address Complex Challenges of Water Management


2-9-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa

The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
2-9-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Patron for Oceans Lewis Pugh Becomes First Person to Swim the Seven Seas

In his most daring challenge yet, Lewis Pugh has given voice to the UN's call for 10% of the world's seas to be declared marine protected areas
2-9-2014 00:00:00

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
1-9-2014 00:00:00

Momentum Building for a Greener and more Inclusive Economy

A quarter of the world's countries are now pursuing green economy plans Three new reports to support governments in building greener and more inclusive economies unveiled at the Green Economy Coalition annual meeting
1-9-2014 00:00:00

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Opens in Samoa


1-9-2014 00:00:00

UN Peacekeepers Airlift Chimpanzees from DR Congo Supermarket to Sanctuary


29-8-2014 00:00:00

Leaders Meet to Discuss Growing Need for Climate-Resilient Health Systems

Discussions at the World Health Organization Conference on Health and Climate include ways to promote links between health policy and climate policy, enhance climate resilient health systems, and support health-promoting climate change policies.
29-8-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Targets Innovative Learning to Reduce Disaster Risk Worldwide

More than 1,000 risk and disaster experts, practitioners and government officials from over 100 countries convene in Davos this week to tackle the growing challenge of disaster risk.
26-8-2014 00:00:00

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy

African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
25-8-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Pays Tribute to Distinguished Diplomat, Chair of First Governing Council

Former Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister
20-8-2014 00:00:00

Building REDD+ Expertise to Address Climate Change Challenges

Forests in a Changing Climate: A Sourcebook for Integrating REDD+ into Academic Programmes
20-8-2014 00:00:00


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