Ecosystems Management 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

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

Co-Chairs Announced for Landmark Global Biodiversity & Ecosystems Assessment: First Since 2005


15/08/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Head Backs Call to End Harmful Fishing Subsidies

UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim issued the following statement in support of a call by the UN Commission on Trade and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization to end harmful fishing subsidies.
20/07/2016 00:00:00

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

  • Mist nets used to trap flying birds extend for 700 kilometres along coast of Egypt, where an estimated 5.7 million birds are illegally killed every year
  • An estimated 18 birds killed per square kilometer every year in Italy, where illegal killings are thought to be worse than any EU country
  • Killings pushing species to brink of extinction; Turtle Dove on IUCN red list as numbers plummet

14/07/2016 00:00:00

Greening Tourism and Agriculture Can Help Saint Lucia Strengthen Economy and Resilience in Face of Climate Change

New UNEP study identifies opportunities for green economy transformation
17/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev Wins Prestigious Blue Planet Prize


15/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Head Achim Steiner Plans Environmental Cooperation with Angola

Angola is the 2016 World Environment Day host country
05/06/2016 00:00:00

Angola Kicks off Global World Environment Day Celebrations with Pledge to Fight Illegal Trade in Wildlife

World Environment Day (WED), the world's biggest day for positive environmental action celebrated across the globe
05/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Value of Environmental Crime up 26%

Eco-crime hits record high at up to $258 billion, outstripping the illegal trade in small arms, as international criminal gangs and militant groups profit from the plunder of Earth's resources
04/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Head Opens Wildlife Ranger School in Angola

Opening ceremony kicks off World Environment Day celebrations in Angola
04/06/2016 00:00:00

Forests to cover one quarter of China in country's bid to build "eco-civilization"

UNEP reports shed light on how countries are using different tools to shift to low-carbon, resource-efficient economies that achieve sustainable development
26/05/2016 00:00:00


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