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World Can Avert Financial and Environmental Costs of Resource Depletion and Save Millions in Efficiency Gains - New UN World Environment Day Report Shows How
05/06/2015
Cities and Municipalities Lead the Way in Innovation and Adaptability Says the New Handbook Launched at Expo Milano by UNEP Chief, Achim Steiner and Italian Minister of Environment Gian Luca Galletti.

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

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

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