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Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson Designated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2015
05/06/2015
Jack Johnson is an inspirational artist and committed environmentalist. His millions of fans around the world form part of a unique network that engages with environmental non-profits at each of his tour stops

Children Taught to Save Food on World Environment Day With a Little Help from Yaya Touré and Achim Steiner
05/06/2015
World Environment Day celebrations at Expo Milano continue.

Environmental Emergency Heroes Honoured with Green Star Awards
02/06/2015
The winners this year were announced at a high-level event in Oslo sponsored by the Norwegian Government.

Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Chemicals and Waste
21/05/2015
Environment crime undermines sustainable development. It is not only a threat to species, to habitats and to ecosystems, but also to human health, livelihoods and national economies

New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction
21/05/2015
Rapid implementation of measures to reduce black carbon in a range of sectors would deliver multiple benefits and near term results in health, climate and other areas

Inaugural Environment Ministers Forum Calls for Enhanced Action for a Resilient, Resource Efficient Asia Pacific
20/05/2015
Ministers optimistic on moving Asia Pacific countries towards inclusive green economies

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes
20/05/2015
Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda

UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa
18/05/2015
New Publication Highlights Effective Policies to Accelerate Cost-Effective, Healthy Solutions.

African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C
06/03/2015
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 Managemen... See full story