Resource Efficiency Press Releases

Coalition of 96 Partners Steps Up Ambition for Climate Action

CCAC approves five major action plans to present at the UN Secretary-General's Summit, funds a new urban health initiative, and extends its mandate by five years, to 2022
23-9-2014 00:00:00

New Global Alliance for Energy-Efficient Appliances and Equipment Launched

Latin American and Caribbean Countries Could Save Over 10 per cent in Electricity Consumption Worldwide Transition to Energy-Efficient Products Would Save US$350 Billion Annually
23-9-2014 00:00:00

Bank of America Announces $10 Billion Catalytic Finance Initiative to Accelerate Clean Energy Investments that Reduce Carbon Emissions

CEO Brian Moynihan Speaks At United Nations Climate Summit
23-9-2014 00:00:00

No 'Plan B' for Climate Action, SG Says

The People's Climate March is campaigning, amongst other issues for curbs on harmful carbon emissions which contribute to global warming.
22-9-2014 00:00:00

Ahead of Summit, UN Headquarters Complex Becomes Canvas Inspiring Action on Climate Change

The inspiring display included a 3 minute solutions segment with the photographic works of UNEP Good-Will Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand, telling the story of climate change.
22-9-2014 00:00:00

Caribbean's Largest Small Island Developing State Charts New Pathway to a Sustainable Future

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
17-9-2014 00:00:00

UN Conference in Samoa Generates More than US $1.9 Billion in Partnerships Tackling Such Issues as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Access to Energy

The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.
4-9-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa

The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
2-9-2014 00:00:00

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Opens in Samoa


1-9-2014 00:00:00

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
1-9-2014 00:00:00

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy

African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
25-8-2014 00:00:00

Greening the Blue: UN Launches Staff Tutorial on Environmental Sustainability


6-8-2014 00:00:00


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