Environmental Governance Press Releases

UN Environment Chief Discusses Lagoon Clean-up, Air Pollution, Wildlife Protection, and Marine Erosion with Côte d'Ivoire Prime Minister

"I've seen Côte d'Ivoire rapidly develop in the last five years. I want to see it continue to build and improve its economy long into the future. For it to do so, economic development must not come at the expense of the environment." - Erik Solheim
29/08/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Head Visits Ethiopia


26/08/2016 00:00:00

From chemical pollution to submerged explosives - major threats to European whales and dolphins could soon be a thing of the past


26/08/2016 00:00:00

Incoming President of UN General Assembly puts financing for sustainable development center stage

- US$5-7 trillion a year needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals
25/08/2016 00:00:00

Co-Chairs Announced for Landmark Global Biodiversity & Ecosystems Assessment: First Since 2005


15/08/2016 00:00:00

Norway and UN Environment Sign New Agreement for Enhanced Cooperation

UN Environment and the Norwegian Government signed a framework agreement for development cooperation yesterday that lays new ground for future collaboration in development and environmental sustainability.
12/08/2016 00:00:00

"Green Finance" incorporated into G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting Communiqué


26/07/2016 00:00:00

Countries move closer to an agreement to further curb greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol

  • Governments set the stage for a possible agreement to reduce potent greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol.
  • An amendment on reducing HFCs would be a significant step towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

25/07/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Head Backs Call to End Harmful Fishing Subsidies

UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim issued the following statement in support of a call by the UN Commission on Trade and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization to end harmful fishing subsidies.
20/07/2016 00:00:00

Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance

  • Developing countries embrace green finance policies as part of wider effort to finance the real economy and meet social, economic and environmental needs
  • Green finance policies inspired by new models such as developments in fintech
  • US$5-7 trillion a year needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

18/07/2016 00:00:00

Media Advisory: At Montreal Protocol Meetings in Vienna: Countries to Continue Efforts to Control Greenhouse Gases under the Montreal Protocol

15 to 23 July 2016 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC); Vienna, Austria
15/07/2016 00:00:00

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

  • Mist nets used to trap flying birds extend for 700 kilometres along coast of Egypt, where an estimated 5.7 million birds are illegally killed every year
  • An estimated 18 birds killed per square kilometer every year in Italy, where illegal killings are thought to be worse than any EU country
  • Killings pushing species to brink of extinction; Turtle Dove on IUCN red list as numbers plummet

14/07/2016 00:00:00


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