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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.

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 ch ...

Children Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change: UNICEF
Children Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change: UNICEF 04/12/2015

More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence, 160 million live in high drought severity areas

"The Eyes of the World are on Paris"
"The Eyes of the World are on Paris" 30/11/2015

COP21 Opening Ceremony

INDCS Signal Unprecedented Momentum for Climate Agreement in Paris, But Achieving 2 Degree Objective Contingent upon Enhanced Ambition in Future Years
INDCS Signal Unprecedented Momentum for Climate Agreement in Paris, But Achieving 2 Degree Objective Contingent upon Enhanced Ambition in Future Years 06/11/2015

INDCs Projected to Reduce Emissions in 2030 by up to 6 Gt But Additional 12 Gt Required to Close Gap

Montreal Protocol Parties Devise Way Forward to Protect Climate Ahead of Paris COP21
Montreal Protocol Parties Devise Way Forward to Protect Climate Ahead of Paris COP21 06/11/2015

At the 27th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Dubai

Moroccan City Defies Desertification by Harnessing Solar Power and Treated Wastewater
Moroccan City Defies Desertification by Harnessing Solar Power and Treated Wastewater 23/10/2015

Inhabited by 60,000 people, Ouarzazate is one of Southern Morocco's major tourism hubs. However, its location on a bare plateau in the High Atlas Mountains makes it vulnerable to desertification and ...

Bahamas Expand Marine Protected Areas by more than 3 Million Hectares
Bahamas Expand Marine Protected Areas by more than 3 Million Hectares 21/10/2015

More than 10% of the Bahamas' marine and coastal ecosystems will be protected

Honouring Wangari Maathai, UNEP's Chief Scientist Reasserts the Value of Environmentally Focused Sustainable Development
Honouring Wangari Maathai, UNEP's Chief Scientist Reasserts the Value of Environmentally Focused Sustainable Development 21/09/2015

The scientific achievements of women are key to environmental progress

World Summit Climate & Territories Will Contribute to Developing a Credible Roadmap for Limiting Global Warming To 2°C
World Summit Climate & Territories Will Contribute to Developing a Credible Roadmap for Limiting Global Warming To 2°C 08/06/2015

François Hollande and Christiana Figueres to join subnational and local leaders in Lyon on 1 & 2 July for main gathering of non-state actors before COP21

African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows
African Ministers Call for Strong Paris Agreement, Climate Finance Flows 16/04/2015

Africa has perhaps the most to lose from climate change and the most to gain from an effective climate change agreement.