Press Releases

New Report Aims to Drive Action by World Leaders, Business Executives and Investors Ahead of Major Summit on Climate Change


16-9-2014 00:00:00

From Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms to Novel Baobab Products: Green Entrepreneurship is Thriving Across Africa and Beyond

2014 SEED Awards Honour Low Carbon and Women-Led Enterprises.
10-9-2014 00:00:00

Ozone Layer on Track to Recovery: Success Story Should Encourage Action on Climate


10-9-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Visits Berlin, Addresses United Nations Association of Germany

Achim Steiner addressed the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen) this week.
5-9-2014 00:00:00

UN Conference in Samoa Generates More than US $1.9 Billion in Partnerships Tackling Such Issues as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Access to Energy

The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.
4-9-2014 00:00:00

New Collaboration Launched to Restore the World's Forests

United Nations Environment Programme and International Union for Conservation of Nature join forces to restore forest ecosystems
4-9-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa

The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
2-9-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Patron for Oceans Lewis Pugh Becomes First Person to Swim the Seven Seas

In his most daring challenge yet, Lewis Pugh has given voice to the UN's call for 10% of the world's seas to be declared marine protected areas
2-9-2014 00:00:00

New Green Infrastructure Guide to Help Address Complex Challenges of Water Management


2-9-2014 00:00:00

Momentum Building for a Greener and more Inclusive Economy

A quarter of the world's countries are now pursuing green economy plans Three new reports to support governments in building greener and more inclusive economies unveiled at the Green Economy Coalition annual meeting
1-9-2014 00:00:00

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Opens in Samoa


1-9-2014 00:00:00

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
1-9-2014 00:00:00


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