Press Releases

Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelopes in Central Asia

The aerial survey conducted as part of the national monitoring programme earlier this year estimated that the Betpak-dala Saiga population numbered approximately 250,000 animals prior to this mass die-off, which has therefore halved the total population.
28/05/2015 00:00:00

Sustainable Tourism Thrives in Philippines' Largest Marine Sanctuary

"To conserve biodiversity is to sustain life. We need Nature. Nature does not need us." UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw
27/05/2015 00:00:00

World Health Assembly Passes Landmark Resolution on Air Pollution and Health.

The resolution identifies 13 measures member states should strive to implement, including actions such as: enabling health authorities to raise awareness on the dangers of air pollution, developing guidelines to limit exposure; and working with relevant private and public sector actors on sustainable solutions.
27/05/2015 00:00:00

Governments, International Organisations, and NGOs Move to Protect Lives and the Climate from Dangerous Air Pollution.

If we manage to reduce short lived climate pollution, we not only save millions of lives but also reduce global warming by as much as 0.6 degrees by 2050
25/05/2015 00:00:00

Alleviating Energy Poverty in Haiti

"We had to teach people in the communities what a cooperative in the electricity sector was all about." Rithot Thilus, General Manager of CEAC

25/05/2015 00:00:00

On Climate Finance Day: New UN Report Lays Out Financial Reforms Needed to Harness Multi-Trillion Investments towards Insulating Countries, Communities from Climate Shocks and Build Market Resilience

'The Coming Financial Climate' report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) identifies measures that cover risk, capital mobilization, transparency and a shift in the financial culture to make climate security an integral part of a sustainable financial system.
22/05/2015 00:00:00

New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction

Rapid implementation of measures to reduce black carbon in a range of sectors would deliver multiple benefits and near term results in health, climate and other areas
21/05/2015 00:00:00

Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Chemicals and Waste

Environment crime undermines sustainable development. It is not only a threat to species, to habitats and to ecosystems, but also to human health, livelihoods and national economies
21/05/2015 00:00:00

Doing 'More and Better with Less' in Ghana's Cocoa Industry

Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process.
21/05/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda
20/05/2015 00:00:00

Korea Pledges Additional US$800,000 for Partnership for Action on Green Economy

20/05/2015 00:00:00

Inaugural Environment Ministers Forum Calls for Enhanced Action for a Resilient, Resource Efficient Asia Pacific

Ministers optimistic on moving Asia Pacific countries towards inclusive green economies
20/05/2015 00:00:00

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