Press Releases

UNEP Executive Director Concludes Visit to Uganda

27/08/2015 00:00:00

Wastewater is an Underestimated Resource We Should Not Squander, Says New UN Study

From Argentina, to Finland, to Singapore - a new book highlights successful examples of converting wastewater to profit
26/08/2015 00:00:00

Preparedness Key to Avoiding Worst Consequences of Disasters

On World Humanitarian Day UNEP provides guidance to help communities cope with technological hazards and environmental emergencies
19/08/2015 00:00:00

Homegrown Experts to Tap into Africa's 20,000 MW Geothermal Energy Thanks to New Excellence Centre

With an estimated potential of 20,000 MW, geothermal energy could provide an answer to the continent's energy shortage.
13/08/2015 00:00:00

Egyptian Experimental Farm Reveals Possible Market for 'Sewage Farming' Agricultural Products

13/08/2015 00:00:00

China's 2015 Sustainable Consumption Week Aims to Green the World's Second Largest Private Consumer Market

China Sustainable Consumption Week aims to change the current consumption patterns.
08/08/2015 00:00:00

Pacific efficient light strategy will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate energy and financial savings

By implementing the measures identified in the strategy, the region will reduce its electricity consumption for lighting by 36 per cent per year, save the region over US$ 1.7 billion by 2030, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4.6 million tonnes over the same time period.
06/08/2015 00:00:00

Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection
04/08/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Welcomes President Obama's Clean Power Plan

04/08/2015 00:00:00

Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change

65% of Africa's Land Affected by Degradation; New Approach Essential
31/07/2015 00:00:00

First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking Historic Step Forward, Chief of UN Environment Programme Says

In calling for wildlife crime to be treated as a serious crime, both nationally and across borders, the resolution sends a clear signal to organized criminal networks involved in this illicit trafficking that their time will soon be up.
31/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Meets with Egyptian President

The Executive Director expressed UNEP's full support to Africa and the Egyptian Presidency in the further development of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative.
31/07/2015 00:00:00

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