Press Releases

UNEP Inquiry Shows How to Align Global Finance with Sustainable Development

The heartland of the global economy, the financial system, can evolve to serve its core purpose of growing and sustaining the real economy.
08/10/2015 00:00:00

New UN Report Details Ecosystem Services of Almost One Billion Dollars Annually in Four Pilot Countries

ProEcoServ assessed ecosystem services such as water, soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination in South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam and Chile
07/10/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Chief Welcomes the Election of New IPCC Chair

IPCC's leadership on climate change is crucial in the run-up to COP21.
07/10/2015 00:00:00

New Portal Allows Citizens to Participate in United Nations Environment Assembly

The portal aims to increase citizen participation in the resolutions and issues addressed by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)
07/10/2015 00:00:00

Eye on Earth Set to Overcome Sustainable Development Data Challenges at a Critical Time For Decision Makers

Global movement provides data, tools and initiatives to support informed decision-making for sustainable development
06/10/2015 00:00:00

United Nations Online Course on Marine Litter Opens for Enrollment

06/10/2015 00:00:00

Government Guidelines on Citizen Access to Environmental Justice Mechanisms Published

06/10/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Welcomes Illegal Wildlife Trade Provisions in TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal contains unprecedented provisions to combat illegal wildlife trade.
06/10/2015 00:00:00

Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations, Industry and Civil Society Join Forces for a Chemical-Safe World by 2020

Achieving sound management of chemicals could prevent over 1 million deaths per year globally and massively contribute to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.
02/10/2015 00:00:00

African Heads of State, Global Environmental Leaders Exchange Expertise on Illegal Wildlife Trade

69th United Nations General Assembly
02/10/2015 00:00:00

Brazil Joins the Convention on Migratory Species

The Accession of Brazil, one of the World's Mega-Biodiverse Nations, Increases CMS Membership to 122
01/10/2015 00:00:00

Five Inspirational Environmental Leaders Receive Champions of the Earth Award at Close of Sustainable Development Goals Summit

Prime Minister of Bangladesh, National Geographic Society, Unilever CEO, Brazilian Cosmetics Firm and South African Anti-Poaching Unit All Lauded
28/09/2015 00:00:00

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