Environmental Governance Press Releases

Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded
03/12/2016 00:00:00

Loopholes in regulations allow illegal logging to thrive worldwide

- Strict laws in some countries re-route illegal timber to less regulated markets
- New report shows increased involvement of organized crime in illegal logging
- Almost one-third of tropical timber traded worldwide may come from illegal forest land conversion

03/12/2016 00:00:00

Cristiana Pasca Palmer of Romania appointed as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity


01/12/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment, China collaborate on major South-South initiative


14/11/2016 00:00:00

A victory for Lewis Pugh's 'Speedo diplomacy' as Russia and the world agree monumental marine protection deal


28/10/2016 00:00:00

Norway and UN Environment sign $33 Million Cooperation Agreement


28/10/2016 00:00:00

What's next for the Kigali deal to curb potent greenhouse gases?


20/10/2016 00:00:00

Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

- Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer
- HFCs consumption to be reduced in 2019 in developed countries and frozen in 2024 and 2028 in developing countries

15/10/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)

New GEO-6 website provides access to vital information and data
12/10/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Chief welcomes EU vote to ratify Paris Agreement


04/10/2016 00:00:00

Apes Seizure Database reveals true extent of illegal trade

Seizure records in the database date back to 2005, and include any removal of great apes from unlawful situations.
29/09/2016 00:00:00

The Netherlands commits 12 million euros to UN Environment


28/09/2016 00:00:00


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