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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 ...

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