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UN Environment condemns killing of Mexican activist Isidro Baldenegro López


19/01/2017 00:00:00

UN Environment condemns killing of Mexican activist Isidro Baldenegro López


19/01/2017 00:00:00

German G20 Presidency launches GreenInvest platform to engage developing countries on green finance needs and opportunities


11/01/2017 00:00:00

New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change

- If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world's coral reefs within this century
- More ambitious emissions reductions may give reefs an average of 11 extra years before annual bleaching strikes
- High-resolution predictions of annual coral bleaching can help prioritize reefs for conservation

05/01/2017 00:00:00

European Commission, UN Environment step up cooperation to protect the world's oceans

Green growth and biodiversity also on the agenda
20/12/2016 00:00:00

The Secretariat of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) strengthen cooperation on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

- New agreement paves the way for enhanced cooperation between UN Environment and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states on environment and climate change
- UN Environment working closely with the ACP Secretariat to support a more coherent and integrated approach towards the implementation of the sustainable development goals in African, Caribbean and Pacific states

20/12/2016 00:00:00

UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity

Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development - Pledges and commitments in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity made by Business; Cities and Subnational Authorities, IPLCs and Youth;
- Capacity-building strategy agreed for the Convention and its Protocols;
- Protected areas on the land and in the oceans and seas, expanding considerably, with Mexico increasing marine protection to 23 per cent;
- Marine agenda advances with work on marine debris, underwater noise and spatial planning;
- Decisions made on Climate-related Geoengineering, synthetic biology and others.

19/12/2016 00:00:00

United Nations Welcomes Indonesian Government's Environmental Ambitions


15/12/2016 00:00:00

United Nations Welcomes Indonesian Government's Environmental Ambitions


15/12/2016 00:00:00

Financial Technology Can Break New Ground in the Transformation towards Sustainable Development


14/12/2016 00:00:00

As countries rush to protect their seas, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh calls to preserve the Antarctic

- Marine protected areas now cover 18.5 million km2 - over 5% of the global ocean and nearly 13% of territorial waters
- Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh launches campaign to place an Antarctic area the size of Australia under protection
- Mexico announces largest biological reserve in the country's history

13/12/2016 00:00:00

Urban sprawl, mining and tourism are adding to the litter problem in mountains, but a new UN report shows way out

- The 2015 Nepal earthquake produced 11 years-worth of debris in a single day
- 140,000 kilograms of trash remain in Mt. Everest region following decades of tourism
- Over a quarter of people in mountainous regions now live in cities

12/12/2016 00:00:00


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