Press Releases

African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows

Africa has perhaps the most to lose from climate change and the most to gain from an effective climate change agreement.
16/04/2015 00:00:00

Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DRC
16/04/2015 00:00:00

The 2015 World Environment Day Blogging Competition now open

UNEP challenges bloggers to envision a world where seven billion people make a change towards responsible consumption.
15/04/2015 00:00:00

The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York

The world's oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational.
09/04/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Chief Confident About the Future of Renewable Energy

Achim Steiner shares the reasons for optimism with the Atlantic Council.
07/04/2015 00:00:00

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future

World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.
07/04/2015 00:00:00

A Message of Solidarity

We condemn in the strongest terms the heinous attack on Garissa University College which claimed the lives of so many innocent people.
05/04/2015 00:00:00

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study

Rebuilding livelihoods in post conflict countries is a critical component of peacebuilding and economic recovery.
03/04/2015 00:00:00

Biodiversity Damage Mapped by Global Land-Use Study

The study concluded that, if human impacts continue to grow as they have been, future losses in biodiversity will be concentrated in biodiverse but economically poor countries
02/04/2015 00:00:00

Rule of Environmental Law Essential for Sustainable Development, Inter-American Congress Concludes

Environmental rule of law is essential for sustainable development
02/04/2015 00:00:00

Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi to Boost Environmental Information for Decision-makers

Summit to Identify Solutions to Enable Informed Decision Making for Sustainable Development
01/04/2015 00:00:00

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office

Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.
01/04/2015 00:00:00


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