Environmental Governance Press Releases

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Open-Ended Working Group also discussed alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in various sectors, current and future demand for those alternatives, their economic costs and implications, as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding alternatives to ODSs with high-global warming potential.
21-7-2014 00:00:00

Governments Fulfil their Commitment: Access and Benefit-Sharing Treaty Receives Required Number of Ratifications to Enter into Force

The entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol will provide greater legal certainty and transparency for both providers and users of genetic resources, creating a framework that promotes the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge while strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use.
15-7-2014 00:00:00

As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World's Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk

Disaster-Resilient Communities and Economies Integral to Sustainable Development
30-6-2014 00:00:00

New Partnership Set to Boost Delivery of International Environmental Agreements

A key component of the MoU is the recognition of the central role legislators' play in addressing international environmental challenges.
27-6-2014 00:00:00

Policy Statement By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director

Delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP Nairobi, 23 June 2014
27-6-2014 00:00:00

Symposium at UNEA Brings Legal Community Together to Boost Environmental Rule of Law

The Global Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law
25-6-2014 00:00:00

Agencies and partners join forces to promote the implementation of environmental law through enhanced knowledge sharing and new tools

The Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Information Knowledge Management (MEA IKM) Initiative seeks to develop harmonised and interoperable information systems in support of knowledge management activities among 18 MEAs for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large
9-6-2014 00:00:00

Achim Steiner Briefs European Environment Ministers on UNEP's Role in the Post-2015 Process in light of the Upcoming Inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

European Ministers of Environment met in Greece
14-5-2014 00:00:00

World Migratory Bird Day 2014 Spotlights Pioneering Sustainable Tourism Initiative

This year's theme is "Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism" which highlights the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world
9-5-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Meets with New Italian Environment Minister in Rome

7-5-2014 00:00:00

From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists

The Zayed International Prize for the Environment is the most prestigious and valuable international environmental award worldwide worth USD 1 million
7-5-2014 00:00:00

Remarks by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director at the 2014 Joint Workshop of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Towards an Inclusive "Green Economy": Rethinking Ethics and Economy in the Age of the Anthropocene
6-5-2014 00:00:00

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