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Short Lived Climate Pollutants - SLCPShort Lived Climate Pollutants - SLCP

Pollutants that are short-lived in the atmosphere such as black carbon, methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are responsible for a substantial fraction of current global warming with particularly la ...

The Future We WantThe Future We Want

The Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 was the biggest UN conference ever and a major step forward in achieving a sustainable futur ...

World Leaders on the Green EconomyWorld Leaders on the Green Economy

Leaders from around the world talk about the importance of implementing the Green Economy..

Future FailureFuture Failure

tve biomovies is a film competition - in its second year - open to anyone aged from 9 to 99 around the world with access to a camera. You could receive US$300 to produce a one-minute film about the e ...

Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of CongoGaramba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This month’s video on Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo illustrates how the project provides protection to the biodiversity, and the efforts to support the rehabilit ...

Conservation from ChaosConservation from Chaos

DRC is home to more than half of Africa’s forests and fresh water. It is also the largest area of tropical forest after the Amazon. Watch the video to learn more.

UNEP Chief Addresses UN Security Council Debate on Climate Change and SecurityUNEP Chief Addresses UN Security Council Debate on Climate Change and Security

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner delivers an address on the impact of climate change on maintaining international peace and security.

Achim Steiner: World Day to Combat DesertificationAchim Steiner: World Day to Combat Desertification

This year’s theme for the World Day to Combat Desertification is "Forests Keep Drylands Working". A theme relevant to the 2011 UN International Year of Forests and a theme that speaks ...

World Environment Day 2011 press conferenceWorld Environment Day 2011 press conference

World Environment Day press conference on Forests in a Green Economy and Conference of Rural Women; Nature and Livelihood Women’s Perspective

World Environment Day 2011 celebrations in New DelhiWorld Environment Day 2011 celebrations in New Delhi

Day 2 of World Environment Day: Plantation to create a new forest at the edge of New Delhi and a green haat(market) to work with people producing natural products to preserve the environment

India makes a strong case for a Green EconomyIndia makes a strong case for a Green Economy

Jairam Ramesh, Indian Minister for Environment and Forests speaks about the importance of a Green Economy in India

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University of Finland and UNEP - 12th Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
2-12 November 2015, Shanghai, China

The Special theme of the Twelfth Course is Climate Change.


2nd UNEP-INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee Conference
16-17 November 2015, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore

At the 2nd ECEC in Singapore, INTERPOL and UNEP brought together Chief Executives from Environmental Security and Enforcement agencies from INTERPOL member countries, as well as Chief Executive Officers from international and non-governmental organizations, to design and debate strategies to tackle environmental crime and achieve sustainable development goals.


Annual Meeting UNEP- EUROCLIMA (EC Programme to support Policy Dialogue on Climate Change issues in Latin American countries)

Special session of the Commission on Environment of the PARLATINO(Latin American Parliament) on Climate Change law.

27-28 October 2015, Panama


Global Training Programme on Environmental Law and Policy for Mid-career Government Officials

05-13 October 2015, Nairobi, Kenya


Meeting of the Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on Mid-term review of the Montevideo Programme IV

7-11 September 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay


Montevideo Programme Environmental Law Seminar: Laws to Promote environmental sustainability of oceans and seas
9-10 July, Panama City, Panama


Montevideo Programme Environmental Law Seminar: Legal Foundation for Environmental Sustainability

13-14 July 2015, United Nations Headquarters, New York


Meeting of Eminent Legal Experts on the Midterm review of the Montevideo Programme IV

15-16 July 2015, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Regional Training on Negotiations for Multilateral Environmental Agreements Focusing on UNFCCC and CBD as they relate to Regional Seas Convention
11-13 May 2015, Jeddah Kingdom, Saudi Arabia


Meeting of Climate Change Negotiators of Latin America and the Caribbean
14-15 May 2015, Santiago de Chile 

Regional Meeting of negotiators in preparation for Climate Change multilateral negotiators (exchange of views and discussion of key topics for the region towards COP21)


International Day for Biological Diversity 2015
22 May 2015

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.


Launch of The UNEP Sourcebook 

officially launched at a side event in the margins of Ramsar COP 12 - 8 June 2015, Punta del Este, Uruguay

The aim of the Sourcebook is to provide National Focal Points of the major Biodiversity-related Conventions as well as other stakeholders working on these conventions, with options to achieve enhanced implementation of the conventions through enhanced cooperation.


Preparatory Workshops for Paris UNFCCC COP for 2015 for Least Developed countries

June 2015, Bonn, Germany


Second Congress on Environmental Policy, Law and Justice Seminar on Environmental Crimes

6-10 July 2015, La Habana, Cuba


Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law(OAS website)
30-31 March 2015, Montego Bay, Jamaica 

The Organization of American States (OAS) co-organized the First Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law in Montego Bay, Jamaica, an event that concluded with a call to strengthen the rule of law on to address environmental challenges in the Americas.


Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development

4 May 2015, UN Headquarters, New York, Conference Room 11