Press Releases

Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme

Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment
27/06/2016 00:00:00

Evaluate Land to Halt Annual Loss of 24 Billion Tonnes of Fertile Soil, Expert Panel Says

On World Day to Combat Desertification
17/06/2016 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

GEF Steps Up Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime with Additional $40 Million to Expand Program

10/06/2016 00:00:00

Pan-European Region Makes High-Level Commitments towards Greening Economies

Food waste, ecosystem services and green public procurement among pledged topics forming new Batumi Initiative on Green Economy
09/06/2016 00:00:00

GEO-6 High Level Group meets to launch global assessment process

08/06/2016 00:00:00

Poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to human health in the pan-European region - says new UN report

08/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Welcomes Alicia Bárcena Ibarra as New Co Chair of Expert Panel on Natural Resources

At the 18th meeting of the International Resource Panel, Cape Town
08/06/2016 00:00:00

Hundreds of Students from 30 Countries Celebrate World Environment Day in Shanghai

A five-day meeting seeks innovative solutions to change the world's consumption patterns
07/06/2016 00:00:00

First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership

  • New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organizations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste
  • An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are undernourished
  • Food loss and waste globally costs up to $940 billion per year
  • Food loss and waste generates about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. If it were a country, food loss and waste would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the United States

06/06/2016 00:00:00

New funding to help cities world-wide implement efficient district energy

Last year the world committed to a more sustainable future. The rollout of efficient district energy systems in cities can help make it happen, and newly approved funding will boost action and implementation.
06/06/2016 00:00:00

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