Press Releases

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

UN General Assembly Marks the Day with Special Session
3-3-2015 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.
3-3-2015 00:00:00

The UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme: Enhancing the Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation Report

A flagship of South-South Cooperation, the UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme completed its second phase with a report launched during the 15th session of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment.
3-3-2015 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
2-3-2015 00:00:00

UNEP Head Joins State Visit by French President to Philippines to Spotlight Need for Urgent Action on Climate Change

President Benigno Aquino III and President Hollande will sign the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change to encourage global support for the climate agreement set to be finalized in Paris later this year.
26-2-2015 00:00:00

United Nations Reports Its 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Efforts to reduce emissions continued, as evidenced by case studies on the Greening the Blue website
26-2-2015 00:00:00

Modernizing District Energy Systems Could Reduce Heating and Cooling Primary Energy Consumption by up to 50% finds New Report

Reducing Cities' Heating and Cooling Energy Consumption Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise to 2°C
26-2-2015 00:00:00

First International Forum on Sustainable Lifestyles Seeks to Accelerate Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns

The forum also looks to find ways around barriers to change by sharing knowledge and experiences, and showcasing initiatives across many areas.
25-2-2015 00:00:00

IPCC Presents Findings in Nairobi

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the world body for assessing the science related to climate change.
24-2-2015 00:00:00

IPCC Agrees on Acting Chair after R.K. Pachauri Steps Down

The actions taken today will ensure that the IPCC's mission to assess climate change continues without interruption
24-2-2015 00:00:00

Tackling Harmful Algal Blooms

Global Partnership Identifies Ways to Reduce Excess Nutrients in Environment
20-2-2015 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.
19-2-2015 00:00:00

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