Environmental Governance Press Releases

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy

African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
25-8-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Pays Tribute to Distinguished Diplomat, Chair of First Governing Council

Former Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister
20-8-2014 00:00:00

Celebrating the Majesty of one of the World's most Threatened Animals on World Elephant Day

UNEP is raising awareness at the political and societal level of the grave impact of poaching on elephant populations and the environment.
12-8-2014 00:00:00

Mozambique Works to Break Vicious Circle of Environmental Degradation and Poverty

5-8-2014 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Open-Ended Working Group also discussed alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in various sectors, current and future demand for those alternatives, their economic costs and implications, as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding alternatives to ODSs with high-global warming potential.
21-7-2014 00:00:00

Governments Fulfil their Commitment: Access and Benefit-Sharing Treaty Receives Required Number of Ratifications to Enter into Force

The entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol will provide greater legal certainty and transparency for both providers and users of genetic resources, creating a framework that promotes the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge while strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use.
15-7-2014 00:00:00

Momentum Builds to Achieve More Millennium Development Goals by End of 2015: UN Report

With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions
11-7-2014 00:00:00

As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World's Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk

Disaster-Resilient Communities and Economies Integral to Sustainable Development
30-6-2014 00:00:00

New Partnership Set to Boost Delivery of International Environmental Agreements

A key component of the MoU is the recognition of the central role legislators' play in addressing international environmental challenges.
27-6-2014 00:00:00

Policy Statement By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director

Delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP Nairobi, 23 June 2014
27-6-2014 00:00:00

Symposium at UNEA Brings Legal Community Together to Boost Environmental Rule of Law

The Global Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law
25-6-2014 00:00:00

Agencies and partners join forces to promote the implementation of environmental law through enhanced knowledge sharing and new tools

The Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Information Knowledge Management (MEA IKM) Initiative seeks to develop harmonised and interoperable information systems in support of knowledge management activities among 18 MEAs for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large
9-6-2014 00:00:00

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