Disasters & Conflicts Press Releases

World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

First major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda reached at landmark UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
18/03/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy

Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.
13/03/2015 00:00:00

Pastoralism Provides Crucial Services to Humanity, Can Support Green Economy Transition

Better Management of Neglected Sector Would Boost Water Regulation and Biodiversity and Sequester up to 9.8 per cent of Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions
09/03/2015 00:00:00

African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C

At the Closing of the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C Cairo Declaration shows Africa's Resolve to: Enhance Natural Resources Management, Integrate Inclusive Green Economy into Development Planning, Develop Common Strategy on Wildlife, Redress Inequity.
06/03/2015 00:00:00

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo
06/03/2015 00:00:00

UN Secretary-General: World Threatened by Dangerous and Unacceptable Levels of Risk from Disasters

The report estimates that an investment of US$6 billion annually in disaster risk management would result in avoided losses of US$360 billion over the next 15 years.
05/03/2015 00:00:00

Organized Crime Threat to Wild Species on the Increase, Says UN on Wildlife Day

UN General Assembly Marks the Day with Special Session
03/03/2015 00:00:00

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai

The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.
03/03/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Chief, Philippines Environment Secretary Explore Cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Other Issues

Mr. Steiner applauded the leadership of the Philippines within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the innovation it has demonstrated at the national level
02/03/2015 00:00:00

Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched

Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts.
19/02/2015 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
16/01/2015 00:00:00

Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

The Geneva meetings have brought new momentum to the restoration efforts for Ogoniland.
27/11/2014 00:00:00


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