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UNEP Welcomes Renewed Commitment by World Leaders to Phase Out Climate-Damaging HFCs UNEP Welcomes Renewed Commitment by World Leaders to Phase Out Climate-Damaging HFCs
10/ 09/ 2013
In the G20 Leaders Declaration, governments agreed that the success of the Montreal Protocol - which has overseen a 98 per cent of all global consumption of controlled ozone-depleting substances, and contributed to tens of millions of cases of avoided skin cancer and cataracts - should be harnessed to phase out HFCs.
UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
09/ 09/ 2013
UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Group on Environmental Auditing, WGEA) to ensure that some 280 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) dedicated to supporting the global environment are properly implemented.
UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism
06/ 09/ 2013
Due to the widespread adoption and ratification the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol, supported by the Multilateral Fund, the efforts on ozone have been widely recognised as an example for international co-operation in addressing global environmental challenges.
Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report Green Investments in South Africa can Spur Growth and Enhance Crop Yields and Water Supplies: Report
23/ 08/ 2013
The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country's key economic sectors: agriculture, energy, transport and natural resource management.
New Sustainability Measures Set for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics New Sustainability Measures Set for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
20/ 08/ 2013
UNEP partners with Rio 2016
UNEP Highlights Key Role of Indigenous Communities in Transition to a Green Economy UNEP Highlights Key Role of Indigenous Communities in Transition to a Green Economy
09/ 08/ 2013
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Marked Today
UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
06/ 08/ 2013
Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.
Kenya Aims to Tackle Growing Degradation of Spectacular and Vital Wetlands Kenya Aims to Tackle Growing Degradation of Spectacular and Vital Wetlands
31/ 07/ 2013
Strategy to Conserve Wetlands Should Align with Ramsar Convention's Main Pillars, Says Kenya Wetlands Atlas
Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
30/ 07/ 2013
Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste

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