Environmental Governance Press Releases

Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DRC
16/04/2015 00:00:00

The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York

The world's oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational.
09/04/2015 00:00:00

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future

World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.
07/04/2015 00:00:00

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study

Rebuilding livelihoods in post conflict countries is a critical component of peacebuilding and economic recovery.
03/04/2015 00:00:00

Rule of Environmental Law Essential for Sustainable Development, Inter-American Congress Concludes

Environmental rule of law is essential for sustainable development
02/04/2015 00:00:00

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office

Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.
01/04/2015 00:00:00

Countries Get Serious About Wildlife Crime, Pledge Tougher Penalties for Traffickers and Kingpins

At the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade
27/03/2015 00:00:00

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources

The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources.
20/03/2015 00:00:00

Vienna Convention Celebrates Three Decades of Successful Science-Based Global Action to Protect the Ozone Layer

The ozone layer is healing itself and is expected to recover by the middle of this century.
20/03/2015 00:00:00

World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

First major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda reached at landmark UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
18/03/2015 00:00:00

Pastoralism Provides Crucial Services to Humanity, Can Support Green Economy Transition

Better Management of Neglected Sector Would Boost Water Regulation and Biodiversity and Sequester up to 9.8 per cent of Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions
09/03/2015 00:00:00

African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C

At the Closing of the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C Cairo Declaration shows Africa's Resolve to: Enhance Natural Resources Management, Integrate Inclusive Green Economy into Development Planning, Develop Common Strategy on Wildlife, Redress Inequity.
06/03/2015 00:00:00

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