Press Releases

Countries move closer to an agreement to further curb greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol

  • Governments set the stage for a possible agreement to reduce potent greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol.
  • An amendment on reducing HFCs would be a significant step towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

25/07/2016 00:00:00

Reducing Hydrofluorocarbons via the Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year

  • An HFC phase-down can avoid up to 0.5⁰ Celsius of global warming by 2100.
  • HFCs are the fastest-growing greenhouse gases. Many are 100s to 1000s of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at warming the atmosphere.
  • The Climate and Clean Air Coalition believes urgent actions, like an HFC phase-down, are necessary to limit climate change.

22/07/2016 00:00:00

Worldwide Extraction of Materials Triples in Four Decades, Intensifying Climate Change and Air Pollution

  • Richest countries consume on average 10 times as many materials as world's poorest
  • Planet will need 180 billion tonnes of material every year by 2050 if trends continue

20/07/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Head Backs Call to End Harmful Fishing Subsidies


20/07/2016 00:00:00

Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance

  • Developing countries embrace green finance policies as part of wider effort to finance the real economy and meet social, economic and environmental needs
  • Green finance policies inspired by new models such as developments in fintech
  • US$5-7 trillion a year needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

18/07/2016 00:00:00

Media Advisory: At Montreal Protocol Meetings in Vienna: Countries to Continue Efforts to Control Greenhouse Gases under the Montreal Protocol

15 to 23 July 2016 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC); Vienna, Austria
15/07/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Assesses Sites Impacted by "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire


14/07/2016 00:00:00

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

  • Mist nets used to trap flying birds extend for 700 kilometres along coast of Egypt, where an estimated 5.7 million birds are illegally killed every year
  • An estimated 18 birds killed per square kilometer every year in Italy, where illegal killings are thought to be worse than any EU country
  • Killings pushing species to brink of extinction; Turtle Dove on IUCN red list as numbers plummet

14/07/2016 00:00:00

Carole Excell Appointed to UNEP's First-Ever Access to Information Panel


01/07/2016 00:00:00

Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation

High-level session closes productive Africa Carbon Forum 2016
01/07/2016 00:00:00

Green Climate Fund Injects over $20 Million into UNEP-Backed Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in The Gambia

The unprecedented project will generate cash returns of at least $77.5 million
01/07/2016 00:00:00

Climate Action Can Drive Sustainable Development in Africa Africa Carbon Forum 2016, 28-30 June 2016 Kigali, Rwanda


29/06/2016 00:00:00


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