Environmental Governance Press Releases

UNEP Head Joins State Visit by French President to Philippines to Spotlight Need for Urgent Action on Climate Change

President Benigno Aquino III and President Hollande will sign the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change to encourage global support for the climate agreement set to be finalized in Paris later this year.
26-2-2015 00:00:00

Spirit of Lima Transforms into Spirit of Geneva En Route to December Climate Conference

Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the formal negotiating text for the 2015 agreement.
16-2-2015 00:00:00

Bringing Science to Policymakers

Once the science establishes the need for action, governments can act both unilaterally and in a more internationally coordinated fashion
13-2-2015 00:00:00

India's Leadership Role in Upcoming Climate Change Negotiations Highlighted during UNEP Energy Meeting with India's Minister of Environment

Government of India and UNEP agree to strengthen energy efficiency, and emphasized India's leadership role in global efforts for an ambitious, comprehensive and equitable agreement in Paris in 2015, at energy talks in Delhi on Friday.
10-2-2015 00:00:00

Wetlands for Our Future: Act Now to Prevent, Stop, and Reverse Wetland Loss

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands
2-2-2015 00:00:00

UNEP Chief Discusses Sustainable Development with Group of African Small Islands Developing States

Accelerating climate change is a global threat, but for many Small Island Developing States (SIDS) the challenges are more dramatic.
1-2-2015 00:00:00

IPBES Forges ahead with its Mission to Assess the Planet's State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Green light for strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, and adoption of a policy addressing conflict of interest
19-1-2015 00:00:00

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Calls for Realism and Balance in the Post-2015 Agenda at UNEPs Committee of Permanent Representatives

16-1-2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers

The report notes that without the Montreal Protocol, runaway ozone depletion would have led to large increases in UV radiation around the world, with major consequences for the risk of skin cancer.
16-1-2015 00:00:00

Fast-Tracking Elimination of Production of Remaining Ozone-Depleting Substances Could Speed Up Ozone Layer Recovery by 11 Years

The assessment report projects that atmospheric ODS amounts will continue to decline through the 21st century, assuming continued compliance with the Montreal Protocol
19-12-2014 00:00:00

UNEP Head Invites EU Environment Ministers to Engage Further towards Successful Outcome of Sustainable Development Goals Negotiations

17-12-2014 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Celebrates Landmark Achievement with Universal Ratification of All Amendments

9-12-2014 00:00:00

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