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Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is "Decoupled" from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel
Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is "Decoupled" from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel 21/03/2016

Demand for water set to outstrip supply by 40 per cent, highlighting urgent need to improve how humans use the precious resource

Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin
Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin 21/03/2016

REDD+ helps to protect Africa's largest forests while supporting the sustainable development of local communities

The Hour for Individual Action is Upon Us, Says Chinese Film Star
The Hour for Individual Action is Upon Us, Says Chinese Film Star 19/03/2016

To mark Earth Hour Li Bingbing appeals for individuals to change the way they live to avoid perils of climate change.

Climate for Change in Sudan
Climate for Change in Sudan 17/03/2016

UNEP's projects help to halt the vicious cycle of climate change, resource scarcity and conflict

Imax Launches "Big Picture" Initiative;
Partners With UN Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment
Imax Launches "Big Picture" Initiative; Partners With UN Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment 16/03/2016

Wide-ranging Effort to Address Environmental and Societal Challenges through Film

Floating gardens help lift Bangladeshis out of poverty and stave off worst impacts of climate change
Floating gardens help lift Bangladeshis out of poverty and stave off worst impacts of climate change 15/03/2016

UNEP-UNDP partnership builds resilience to climate change in one of the world's most vulnerable countries

MEDIA INVITATION: UNEP Holds Special Session on Environment and Human Health
MEDIA INVITATION: UNEP Holds Special Session on Environment and Human Health 16/02/2016

As Governments Gear Up for 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean
Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean 12/02/2016

40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.

G20 Green Finance Study Group Meets for the First Time in Beijing
G20 Green Finance Study Group Meets for the First Time in Beijing 09/02/2016

The GFSG will collaborate with other G20 groups and related external initiatives.

UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister
UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister 29/01/2016

Achim Steiner and Canadian leaders pay tribute to first UNEP Chief

Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up
Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up 28/01/2016

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)

El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries
El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries 25/01/2016

WHO and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

UNEP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Agreement on Environmental Conservation
UNEP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Agreement on Environmental Conservation 20/01/2016

The Memorandum of Understanding is initially set to run until June 2018.

UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina
UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina 19/01/2016

Country empowered to prevent deaths from invisible killer

UK Global Hub for Green Finance, New UNEP Report Says
UK Global Hub for Green Finance, New UNEP Report Says 14/01/2016

Report Profiles UK's Efforts to Build Sustainable Financial System

Viet Nam Dragon Fruit Orchards Bloom in New Light
Viet Nam Dragon Fruit Orchards Bloom in New Light 31/12/2015

A UNEP-GEF project is helping Vietnamese farmers to reduce their environmental impact and their electricity bills.

Small Scale Entrepreneur Helps with HCFC Phase-out in Cambodia
Small Scale Entrepreneur Helps with HCFC Phase-out in Cambodia 28/12/2015

Training cooling system technicians is essential to phasing out ozone-depleting substances in Asia Pacific.

UN Environment Programme Chief Heralds Paris Agreement
UN Environment Programme Chief Heralds Paris Agreement 12/12/2015

Statement by UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner