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New Initiative to Reduce Time-to-Market for Carbon Market Projects in Southern Africa New Initiative to Reduce Time-to-Market for Carbon Market Projects in Southern Africa
17/ 08/ 2012
UNEP-Facilitated Standardized Baseline Expected to Boost Access to Climate-Friendly Investment
New European Union Directive on E-waste Comes into Force New European Union Directive on E-waste Comes into Force
15/ 08/ 2012
Research conducted by the UNEP-administered Basel Convention has contributed to a new directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Secretary-General's Visit Marks Closure of UN Pavilion at Expo 2012 Secretary-General's Visit Marks Closure of UN Pavilion at Expo 2012
14/ 08/ 2012
The UN Pavilion welcomed over 700,000 visitors during the three-month exhibition.
UN Launches Sustainable Development Network to Help Find Solutions to Global Problems UN Launches Sustainable Development Network to Help Find Solutions to Global Problems
10/ 08/ 2012
Research centres, universities and technical institutions will form part of a new network to address the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic problems.
UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda
01/ 08/ 2012
Civil society, Private sector and Government leaders named to 26-member advisory Panel
UNEP and Partners Step up Conservation Efforts for Kenya's Tana River UNEP and Partners Step up Conservation Efforts for Kenya's Tana River
27/ 07/ 2012
Dozens of groups join new platform to promote sustainable development of river basin.
CITES Meeting to Tackle Smuggling of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn CITES Meeting to Tackle Smuggling of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn
25/ 07/ 2012
Asian snakes, big cats, great apes, marine species, parrots, frogs and a myriad of plants will also be discussed at the 62nd meeting of its Standing Committee
World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition
25/ 07/ 2012
Progress Towards Fast Cuts in Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry to Brick Kilns Spotlighted at Working Group Meeting

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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