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MEDIA INVITATION: UNEP Holds Special Session on Environment and Human Health
MEDIA INVITATION: UNEP Holds Special Session on Environment and Human Health 16/02/2016

As Governments Gear Up for 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean
Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean 12/02/2016

40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.

G20 Green Finance Study Group Meets for the First Time in Beijing
G20 Green Finance Study Group Meets for the First Time in Beijing 09/02/2016

The GFSG will collaborate with other G20 groups and related external initiatives.

UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister
UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister 29/01/2016

Achim Steiner and Canadian leaders pay tribute to first UNEP Chief

Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up
Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up 28/01/2016

Visiting UNEP's Headquarters in Nairobi, the President emphasized Nigeria's commitment to a safe, secure and clean planet ahead of the Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries
El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries 25/01/2016

WHO and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

UNEP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Agreement on Environmental Conservation
UNEP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Agreement on Environmental Conservation 20/01/2016

The Memorandum of Understanding is initially set to run until June 2018.

UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina
UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina 19/01/2016

Country empowered to prevent deaths from invisible killer

UK Global Hub for Green Finance, New UNEP Report Says
UK Global Hub for Green Finance, New UNEP Report Says 14/01/2016

Report Profiles UK's Efforts to Build Sustainable Financial System

Viet Nam Dragon Fruit Orchards Bloom in New Light
Viet Nam Dragon Fruit Orchards Bloom in New Light 31/12/2015

A UNEP-GEF project is helping Vietnamese farmers to reduce their environmental impact and their electricity bills.

Small Scale Entrepreneur Helps with HCFC Phase-out in Cambodia
Small Scale Entrepreneur Helps with HCFC Phase-out in Cambodia 28/12/2015

Training cooling system technicians is essential to phasing out ozone-depleting substances in Asia Pacific.

UN Environment Programme Chief Heralds Paris Agreement
UN Environment Programme Chief Heralds Paris Agreement 12/12/2015

Statement by UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner

New UN Report Details Link between Climate Change and Human Rights
New UN Report Details Link between Climate Change and Human Rights 10/12/2015

Released on Human Rights Day, ahead of the finalization of a new climate agreement, Climate Change and Human Rights provides a comprehensive study of the links between human rights law and climate change.

Climate Bonds and UNEP Inquiry Launch Green Bond Policy Report 'Scaling Green Bond Markets - Guide for the Public Sector'
Climate Bonds and UNEP Inquiry Launch Green Bond Policy Report 'Scaling Green Bond Markets - Guide for the Public Sector' 09/12/2015

"The potential opportunity of the green bond market has caught policy makers' attention." - Nick Robins, Co-Director of the UNEP Inquiry

UNEP Signs MOU with ICLEI
UNEP Signs MOU with ICLEI 08/12/2015

The future of what happens in our societies will be largely determined by what happens in the cities of our world.

Urgent Call for Zero-emission Vehicles as Part of Global Climate Change Mitigation Strategy
Urgent Call for Zero-emission Vehicles as Part of Global Climate Change Mitigation Strategy 08/12/2015

Zero emissions vehicles need to be seen as part of a wider move towards a cleaner transport sector that includes better city planning, public transport and non-motorized transport.

Norway and UNEP sign $10 Million Programme Cooperation Agreement
Norway and UNEP sign $10 Million Programme Cooperation Agreement 07/12/2015

On the margins of COP21, Mr. Steiner met with Børge Brende at the Norwegian Embassy in Paris to sign the agreement and discuss the process of negotiations at the climate conference.