Press Releases

The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York

The world's oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational.
04/09/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Don Cheadle, urges governments - and global citizens to tackle climate change and eliminate lead in paint at Earth Day rally

23/04/2015 00:00:00

Establishing China's Green Financial System - Report of the Green Finance Task Force

The report is the outcome of a Green Finance Task Force which was tasked to develop policy, regulatory and market-innovations to better align China's financial system with the needs of green industry and sustainable development.
22/04/2015 00:00:00

Remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on Green Economy at Lomonosov State University, Moscow

22/04/2015 00:00:00

Better Resource and Energy Efficiency 'begins at home'

More sustainable buildings the aim of new 10YFP programme.
21/04/2015 00:00:00

Global Alliance Announces Goal to Eliminate Lead in Paint by 2020

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Don Cheadle, Urges Governments and Global Citizens to Commit to Tackle Climate Change, Protect the Environment and Eliminate Lead in Paint.
21/04/2015 00:00:00

African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows

Africa has perhaps the most to lose from climate change and the most to gain from an effective climate change agreement.
16/04/2015 00:00:00

Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DRC
16/04/2015 00:00:00

The 2015 World Environment Day Blogging Competition now open

UNEP challenges bloggers to envision a world where seven billion people make a change towards responsible consumption.
15/04/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Chief Confident About the Future of Renewable Energy

Achim Steiner shares the reasons for optimism with the Atlantic Council.
07/04/2015 00:00:00

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future

World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.
07/04/2015 00:00:00

A Message of Solidarity

We condemn in the strongest terms the heinous attack on Garissa University College which claimed the lives of so many innocent people.
05/04/2015 00:00:00

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