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.
World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.
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.
The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.
Mr. Steiner applauded the leadership of the Philippines within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the innovation it has demonstrated at the national level
Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury aims to combat the global threat posed to human health and the environment from mercury pollution worldwide.
Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic that have been added to possibly thousands of personal care products sold around the world
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.
Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies
Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales
The Geneva meetings have brought new momentum to the restoration efforts for Ogoniland.
An additional 18 countries sign the Minamata Convention at a high-level event during the opening of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly
Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS