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UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy UNEP Children and Youth Conference Spotlights Job Opportunities in a Green Economy
27/ 09/ 2011
Urgently bridging the skills gap among young people through improved education and training will be one of the keys towards delivering a global Green Economy.
TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20 TUNZA Children & Youth Conference on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Towards RIO+20
15/ 09/ 2011
As the world prepares for the Rio+20 conference in June 2012, more than 1,400 young people from 120 countries are gathering in Indonesia later this month to shape, sharpen and finalize their unique position on this once in a generation event
Investments in Water Sector Could Pay Huge Dividends for Human Health and Food Security Investments in Water Sector Could Pay Huge Dividends for Human Health and Food Security
25/ 08/ 2011
Investing 0.16 per cent of global GDP in the water sector could reduce water scarcity and halve the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in less than four years, according to United Nations research released today.
New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum
22/ 08/ 2011
A UN-backed meeting of global conservation experts has concluded in Geneva with important decisions to protect a number of endangered species, including the launch of a trust fund to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant population.
China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits
02/ 08/ 2011
China, the largest producer and consumer of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which not only harm the ozone layer but also the climate due to their high global-warming potential, has been granted US $265 million to cut its use of these gases by 2015.
Amina Mohamed Takes Up Post as Deputy Executive Director of UNEP Amina Mohamed Takes Up Post as Deputy Executive Director of UNEP
25/ 07/ 2011
Amina Mohamed of Kenya today formally took up office as Deputy Executive Director (DED) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
German Chancellor Makes Green Economy a Priority in Discussions in UNEP German Chancellor Makes Green Economy a Priority in Discussions in UNEP
12/ 07/ 2011
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, visited the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, today for a roundtable discussion on the Green Economy.
African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent
01/ 07/ 2011
African heads of state have stressed the need for a common voice on sustainable development in the run-up to next year's major Rio+20 conference.
New technologies to improve tracing of wildlife trade New technologies to improve tracing of wildlife trade
30/ 06/ 2011
Transferring from paper to electronic systems will allow more efficient tracing of an ever-growing trade in wildlife products.
Fixing Our Broken Oceans Fixing Our Broken Oceans
17/ 06/ 2011
Investing in more sustainable ways to manage fisheries is needed to secure food security, biodiversity and other vital services provided by oceans, writes UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Joshua S. Reichert of the Pew Environment Group.

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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