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Ahead of UNEA-2: Paris Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future
Ahead of UNEA-2: Paris Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future 20/04/2016

Climate and Sustainability - A Shared Vision of Opportunity for Billions of People

Gearing up for UNEA- 2, African Ministers Pledge Accelerated Action on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Illegal Trade in Wildlife
Gearing up for UNEA- 2, African Ministers Pledge Accelerated Action on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Illegal Trade in Wildlife 19/04/2016

Decisions taken at African Ministerial Conference on the Environment set stage for brighter future for continent

Harnessing Africa's Rich Natural Capital Tops Agenda at High-level African Conference on the Environment in Preparation for UN Environment Assembly
Harnessing Africa's Rich Natural Capital Tops Agenda at High-level African Conference on the Environment in Preparation for UN Environment Assembly 15/04/2016

Sustainable use of Africa's natural capital could result in savings of up to $103 billion every year and drive Africa's economic growth.

New Secretary for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
New Secretary for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 13/04/2016

The IPCC offers policymakers a snapshot of what the scientific community understands about climate change.

MEDIA INVITATION: Ahead of the Signing of Paris Agreement, Top Climate Change Scientists Meet in Nairobi
MEDIA INVITATION: Ahead of the Signing of Paris Agreement, Top Climate Change Scientists Meet in Nairobi 11/04/2016

Press Conference Invitation distributed on behalf of the IPCC

Media Alert: UNFCCC Secretariat and Earth Day Network Launch Campaign to Mark Signing of Paris Agreement and to Celebrate Earth Day on 22 April
Media Alert: UNFCCC Secretariat and Earth Day Network Launch Campaign to Mark Signing of Paris Agreement and to Celebrate Earth Day on 22 April 06/04/2016

The link between the Paris Agreement and trees is clear-forests will be key allies for combating climate change and meeting the long term goal of restoring the ecological balance of planet Earth by t ...

Development of Water Trading in Australia
Development of Water Trading in Australia 23/03/2016

Economic mechanisms help communities adjust to extreme changes in water availability

UNEP Inaugurates New Offices in Paris
UNEP Inaugurates New Offices in Paris 22/03/2016

UNEP's new offices in Paris

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.

World Humanitarian Summit must be 'turning point' in cooperation to tackle crises - UN chief
World Humanitarian Summit must be 'turning point' in cooperation to tackle crises - UN chief 10/02/2016

At the launch of One Humanity: Shared responsibility report

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 ...