Press Releases

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

Achim Steiner and Heads of UN Agencies in Nairobi Sign Up for HeForShe Campaign

Women and children are disproportionately affected by indoor emissions from inefficient cookstoves which cause nearly 2 million premature deaths every year
17/03/2015 00:00:00

Countries turn to Ecosystems to Reduce Risk Amid Concerns over More Disasters

Strong commitments to ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
16/03/2015 00:00:00

UN Heads Call for Collective Action to Tackle Disaster Risk in Sendai

Mr. BAN-Ki Moon, highlighting the importance of linking disaster risk reduction to sustainable development and efforts to tackle climate change.
15/03/2015 00:00:00

Top Insurers Call for Urgent Action to Reduce Risk from Natural Disasters, Highlight US $190 Billion Annual Losses and Threat to Lives and Livelihoods

At Landmark UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
14/03/2015 00:00:00

Scientific Sailing Expedition Kicks Off to Safeguard Oceans from Plastic Pollution

On Sunday, March 15, the R4WO will raise anchor in Bordeaux. Its crew aims to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in oceans.
13/03/2015 00:00:00

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