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From Green Economy for Business to Preventing Future Famine: Highlights of UNEP Press Events at Rio+20 From Green Economy for Business to Preventing Future Famine: Highlights of UNEP Press Events at Rio+20
13/ 06/ 2012
Rio de Janeiro, 13 June 2012 - From setting forth the business case for the green economy to strengthening the ecological basis of food security, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners...
The Environmental and Economic Crises Share the Same Cause The Environmental and Economic Crises Share the Same Cause
12/ 06/ 2012
Paradoxically, if we fail to act decisively to combat climate change, the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions could occur through the collapse of the world economy, warns Maurice Strong in this column.
Top Music Stars Lend Their Voices to Rio+20 Album Top Music Stars Lend Their Voices to Rio+20 Album
11/ 06/ 2012
Nairobi, 11 June 2012 - With just over one week before world governments meet in Brazil for the Rio+20 summit, some of the biggest names in music have been united on a new album, which puts the message of sustainability into song.
World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally  Agreed Goals and Objectives World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally Agreed Goals and Objectives
06/ 06/ 2012
Ambitious Set of Sustainability Targets Can be Met, But Only with Renewed Commitment and Rapid Scaling-Up of Successful Policies
Mongolian President among Six Champions of the Earth Named in 2012 UNEP Awards Mongolian President among Six Champions of the Earth Named in 2012 UNEP Awards
04/ 06/ 2012
Brazilian Banker, UAE Entrepreneur, and Maasai Warrior Also Recognized for Environmental Achievements
UN to Announce Winners of Champions of the Earth Environment Awards UN to Announce Winners of Champions of the Earth Environment Awards
31/ 05/ 2012
The winners of the Champions of the Earth Awards, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, will be unveiled on 4 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.
Countdown Begins to World Environment Day 2012 Countdown Begins to World Environment Day 2012
30/ 05/ 2012
Preparations Underway in Host Country Brazil

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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