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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.

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 ...

A Blow for Coal, a Boom for Solar
A Blow for Coal, a Boom for Solar 24/03/2016

India's Supreme Court Ruling puts the country on a green energy path

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

UNEP's new offices in Paris

Op-Ed: Year of green finance nurturing economy
Op-Ed: Year of green finance nurturing economy 26/02/2016

by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

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

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.

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

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

Statement by UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner

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

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.

Actions on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries Could Reduce Emissions by 1.7 Gt/year by 2020
Actions on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries Could Reduce Emissions by 1.7 Gt/year by 2020 07/12/2015

First Report of 1 Gigaton Coalition Finds Potential for Further Reductions

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

COP21 Opening Ceremony

Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition Overseeing Decarbonization of $230bn Assets under Management, Far above Target
Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition Overseeing Decarbonization of $230bn Assets under Management, Far above Target 27/11/2015

UK, Dutch and French Investment Firms Join Coalition Ahead of COP21, with More to Follow

Gearing up to Host Climate Conference, France Emerges as Green Finance Leader
Gearing up to Host Climate Conference, France Emerges as Green Finance Leader 23/11/2015

New report identifies key steps in France's strategy to mobilize capital for sustainable growth