Press Releases

Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection
04/08/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Welcomes President Obama's Clean Power Plan


04/08/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Meets with Egyptian President

The Executive Director expressed UNEP's full support to Africa and the Egyptian Presidency in the further development of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative.
31/07/2015 00:00:00

Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change

65% of Africa's Land Affected by Degradation; New Approach Essential
31/07/2015 00:00:00

First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking Historic Step Forward, Chief of UN Environment Programme Says

In calling for wildlife crime to be treated as a serious crime, both nationally and across borders, the resolution sends a clear signal to organized criminal networks involved in this illicit trafficking that their time will soon be up.
31/07/2015 00:00:00

UN Report Warns Borneo's Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change

An estimated 55,000 Bornean orangutans remain in the wild, split into three distinct subspecies.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat

New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations risks.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Head Launches New Resource Center for UNEP Live Data Platform

By integrating big data gathered from sensors embedded in smartphones with satellite data, UNEP Live can support governments to tackle climate change and at the same time help cities reduce premature deaths caused by air pollution.
29/07/2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty

HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)
28/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP and Brazil Launch Research Project to Manage Mercury Risks

The Minamata Convention paves the way for greater international cooperation on mercury pollution and global efforts to remove a serious health and environmental threat from the lives of people across the globe
28/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Addresses EU Environment Ministers Ahead of COP21

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner delivered two keynote speeches at the EU Environment Ministers Informal Council today, discussing both the upcoming adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate financing
22/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda
16/07/2015 00:00:00


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