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

Clean air takes centre stage at Sarajevo Film Festival

- Festival's Enviro Day to showcase UN Environment initiatives boosting air quality and protecting human health
- 44,000 years of life, one-fifth of GDP are lost in Bosnia and Herzegovina annually due to poor air quality

17/08/2016 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

Walking into an ecological wilderness

By Balakrishna Pisupati and Mathis Wackernagel
08/08/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment's Ogoniland Assessment Back in Spotlight

A clean environment is on the horizon for the people of Ogoniland as government, communities and oil industry commit to implementing UN Environment report recommendations
04/08/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Head Lauds First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation of Globe by Airplane

"While they have achieved another milestone in flight, their circumnavigation is even more momentous for what it demonstrates about clean technology."
26/07/2016 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


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