Press Releases

First of its Kind Guide Launched to Enable True Valuation of Ecosystems in Some of the World's Smallest and Most Vulnerable Economies

Closing ceremony Celebrates End of International Year of SIDS
26-1-2015 00:00:00

Applications Now Open for Start-up Eco-enterprises to Win Top Award

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy.
23-1-2015 00:00:00

New Report Identifies Key Innovations to Bridge Sustainable Development Investment Gap

Banks hold the largest pool of global financial assets
21-1-2015 00:00:00

IPBES Forges ahead with its Mission to Assess the Planet's State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Green light for strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, and adoption of a policy addressing conflict of interest
19-1-2015 00:00:00

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Calls for Realism and Balance in the Post-2015 Agenda at UNEPs Committee of Permanent Representatives

16-1-2015 00:00:00

Former Finnish Development Minister Visits Afghanistan, Praises Environmental Progress

UNEP helped to establish Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), now the country's leading environmental policymaking and regulatory institution
16-1-2015 00:00:00

Dutch Rally Support for a Europe Wide Microplastic Ban

Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic that have been added to possibly thousands of personal care products sold around the world
16-1-2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers

The report notes that without the Montreal Protocol, runaway ozone depletion would have led to large increases in UV radiation around the world, with major consequences for the risk of skin cancer.
16-1-2015 00:00:00

Fast-Tracking Elimination of Production of Remaining Ozone-Depleting Substances Could Speed Up Ozone Layer Recovery by 11 Years

The assessment report projects that atmospheric ODS amounts will continue to decline through the 21st century, assuming continued compliance with the Montreal Protocol
19-12-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Head Invites EU Environment Ministers to Engage Further towards Successful Outcome of Sustainable Development Goals Negotiations

17-12-2014 00:00:00

Students from France, Mexico and United Kingdom Recognized for Taking up Fight against Food Waste

Research shows that at least one-third, or 1.3 billion tonnes, of food produced each year is lost or wasted - an amount corresponding to over 1.4 billion hectares of cropland
16-12-2014 00:00:00

New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales
15-12-2014 00:00:00

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