Press Releases

New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat

New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Head Launches New Resource Center for UNEP Live Data Platform

By integrating big data gathered from sensors embedded in smartphones with satellite data, UNEP Live can support governments to tackle climate change and at the same time help cities reduce premature deaths caused by air pollution.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change

An estimated 55,000 Bornean orangutans remain in the wild, split into three distinct subspecies.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty

HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)
28/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP and Brazil Launch Research Project to Manage Mercury Risks

The Minamata Convention paves the way for greater international cooperation on mercury pollution and global efforts to remove a serious health and environmental threat from the lives of people across the globe
28/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Addresses EU Environment Ministers Ahead of COP21

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner delivered two keynote speeches at the EU Environment Ministers Informal Council today, discussing both the upcoming adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate financing
22/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda
16/07/2015 00:00:00

GRASP Ambassador Goodall Promotes Environment at United Nations Ceremony in Kenya


15/07/2015 00:00:00

The 2015 Eye on Earth Alliance's Competition Now Open

A Chance for Bloggers, Citizen Scientists and Designers to Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi
15/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Receives 2015 Africa Peace Award for Environmental and Development Work


14/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Meets with Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister


14/07/2015 00:00:00

World Leaders Meet in Addis in a Bid to Boost Development Finance

UNEP Focus on Redesigning Finance, Alignment of Financial Systems for Sustainable Development
13/07/2015 00:00:00


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