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IPBES takes big steps for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES takes big steps for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
28/ 01/ 2013
First meeting of newly established IPBES
Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste
22/ 01/ 2013
Consumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year
Minamata Convention Agreed by Nations Minamata Convention Agreed by Nations
19/ 01/ 2013
Global Mercury Agreement to Lift Health Threats from Lives of Millions World-Wide
GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention
19/ 01/ 2013
International negotiators select Global Environment Facility as funding mechanism for treaty to reduce mercury pollution
Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva
11/ 01/ 2013
The mercury poisoning of the inhabitants of Minamata (Japan) from the 1930s is a tragic example of the effects of mercury on human health.
Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations
09/ 01/ 2013
First Attempt to Estimate Global Releases to Water & Review of Information on Releases to Aquatic Environment Binding Treaty on Mercury Essential for Addressing Major Health and Environment Impacts
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
09/ 01/ 2013
Most Comprehensive Assessment Ever of Global Emissions Released Ahead of Final Negotiations on New Mercury Treaty - Binding Treaty Can Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits in Developing and Developed Countries
United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
21/ 12/ 2012
UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia
14/ 12/ 2012
UNEP Executive Director and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Discuss Continued Cooperation
Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions  Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action
11/ 12/ 2012
The Meeting at UN Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre Comes After Another Round of Climate Change Talks

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