Press Releases

  • Media Advisory: New restoration project for Kenya's Mau Forest complex ( English )

  • Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe wins UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award ( English )

  • Opening of the 26th Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum ( English )

  • Census confirms increase in population of the critically endangered Virunga mountain gorillas ( English - Français )

  • Ministers Launch Pioneering Initiatives to Tackle Health and Environment Issues in Africa ( English )

  • Luanda Hosts Preparatory Meeting of African Health and Environment Experts ( English )

  • UNEP fieldwork in Ogoniland, Nigeria, still ongoing ( English )

  • Sudan-South Africa cooperation to boost water supply security ( English )

  • "30 Ways in 30 Days" rolls out more solutions to climate change challenge ( English )

  • Extension of UNEP- Bayer Partnership on Youth and the Environment ( English )

  • Green Economy & Carbon Market Growth Crucial for Africa's Development ( English )

  • UNEP launches '30 Ways in 30 Days' to inspire action on climate change ( English - Français )

  • UNEP launches Young Environmental Journalist Award for Africa ( English )

  • Historic New Treaty Lays Out Ground Rules for Sharing Benefits of World's Wealth of Genetic Resources ( English - Français )

  • Nagoya 2010: UNEP Report Shows Rising Threats to Marine Biodiversity ( English )

  • Nagoya 2010: Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity ( English )

  • UNEP unveils SEED Award Winners( English )

  • Africa seizes Green Economy opportunity ( English )

  • Tree-planting campaign takes root in Africa ( English )

  • Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science ( English - Français)

  • Libreville, Gabon to host African environment ministers and UN ahead of Convention on Biological Diversity COP 10 ( English - Français)

  • UNEP backs action on e-waste in East Africa ( English)

  • AMCEN Gets a New Tool for Communicating Climate Change and Promoting Effective Response in Africa (English)

  • Bamako Declaration: Road Map for Africa’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategies (English)

  • African Countries Showcase Green Economy Initiatives at UNEP Event and Launching of the 2010 SEED Awards (English)

  • Focus on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification Interlinkages to Strengthen Sustainable Development Efforts in Africa (English)

  • UNEP Announces Top African Winner for its 19th International Children Painting Competition ( English - Français)

  • African Youth Take Firm Stand to Protect Biodiversity ( English)

  • From Kigali to Haiti - People around the planet gear up for World Environment Day ( English - Français)

  • PUMA & UNEP Kick Off Africa Unity Experience ( English - Français)

  • Headquarters of West Africa Marine Agreement Officially Transferred to Cote D'Ivoire ( English)

  • High Level Forum on the Rehabilitation of the Mau Forest Ecosystem ( English)

  • Multimillion Dollar Response to Mau Appeal Brings Restoration Hope to Kenya and the Region ( English - Français)

  • UNEP First Ozone Africa Media Award Kicks off ( English)

  • Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment ( English - Français)

  • Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker ( English - Français)

  • Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market (English)
    Nairobi, 5 March 2010

  • Carbon Markets in Africa Moving Forward (English)
    Nairobi, 3 March 2010

  • Rwanda Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2010 (English)
    Kigali (Rwanda)/Nairobi (Kenya), 17 February 2010

  • Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem (English)
    Nairobi, 15 January 2010

  • UN Carbon Markets Powering Green Energy Growth in Africa (English)
    Nairobi, 17 November 2009

  • Africa Climate Change Talks Enter Decisive Week as Lead Negotiators and High Level Experts Gather to Refine Climate Platform and Position towards Copenhagen (English)
    Addis Ababa/Nairobi, 23 October 2009

  • First Africa Gender and Climate Change Training of Trainers kicks off (English)
    Addis Ababa , 19 October 2009

  • Carbon finance is key to better protection of gorillas and elephants to maintain health of African rainforests says UN Ambassador (English)
    Washington/Bonn, 13 October 2009

  • Kenya Launches Multimillion Dollar Appeal to Restore Vital Mau Forest (English)

  • Africa's First Children Conference on Climate Change Kicks off in Durban, South Africa (English)
    Durban/Nairobi, 08 August 2009

  • Nairobi festivals go green for UN climate campaign (English)
    Nairobi, 31 July 2009

  • UNEP Promotes Online Science in the Developing World (English)
    Nairobi, 16 July 2009

  • Strengthening Climate Adaptation for Africa: Efforts Underway Towards a Global Framework for Climate Services (English)
    Geneva, 30 June 2009 (WMO)

  • UNEP Announces Top African Winner for its 18th Global Painting Competition (English)
    Nairobi, 5 June 2009

  • Africa Needs Substantially Scaled-up Finance, Technology and Capacity-Building to Combat Climate Change (English)
    Nairobi, 29 May 2009

  • Environment-Led Green Revolution Key to Future Food Security in Africa (English)
    New York/Nairobi, 14 May 2009

  • Lake Victoria Communities Could Be Key to Millions of 'Climate' Dollars For Poor Around the World (English)
    Geneva/Nairobi/Washington DC, 6 May 2009

  • A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World (English)
    Geneva/Nairobi/Washington DC, 6 May 2009

  • Projects to Save Africa's Rarest Ape Unveiled by UN and Wildlife Groups (English)
    ( London/Bonn/Nairobi, 15 January 2009 )

  • Geothermal Energy Rocks! (English)
    ( Nairobi/Kenya, 24 December 2008 )

  • Hot Prospect - Geothermal Electricity Set for Rift Valley Lift-Off in 2009 ( English - Français)
    (Poznan, 9 December 2008)

  • Governments Gather in Poznan to Build Momentum in the Fight Against Climate Change (English)
    ( Nairobi/Kenya, 3 December 2008 )

  • Africa-Wide Action Plan Focus of Year of the Gorilla 2009 ( English - Français)
    (Rome, 1 December 2008)

  • Globalization and International Environmental Governance Tops African Civil Society Consultations Ahead of UNEP Governing Council ( English - Français) (Nairobi, 10 November 2008)

  • Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats (English)
    ( Barcelona,Spain, October 8, 2008 )

  • New CMS Agreement to Conserve Small Whales, Dolphins and Manatees in Western Africa and Macaronesia (English)
    (Bonn, 7 October 2008)

  • Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back (English)
    (Barcelona/Nairobi, 6 October 2008)

  • Mexico to Host World Environment Day Under the Theme 'Your Planet Needs You' (English)
    (Mexico City/Nairobi, 22 september 2008)

  • How Can Sport Kick Climate Change into Touch? ( English )
    (September 2008)

  • African Health and Environment Ministers Join to Defend Health from Environmental Harm ( English - Français )
    (Libreville, Gabon, 29 August 08)

  • WHO and UNEP Join to Combat Environment-Related Disease in Africa ( English )
    (Brazzaville/Nairobi, 22 August 2008 )

  • Protecting Mau Forest in Kenya's Economic Interest (English)
    (Nairobi, 17 July 2008)

  • Climate Challenge to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa ( English )
    (Tuesday 1 July 2008)

  • Environmental Change Re-Draws Atlas of Africa ( English - Français )
    (Johannesburg/Nairobi/London, 10 June 2008)

  • Strengthening Partnerships for Low Carbon Lifestyles in Kenya In Celebration of World Environment Day (English)

  • African Farming Fails to Reach Potential (English)

  • UNEP Picks Top African Winners in the 17th Children Global Painting Competition
    ( English - Français )

  • Communities, Corporations and Countries Deliver on Planting of One Billion Trees (English)

  • UNEP Brews Up Green Energy Revolution in Tea and Sugar Industries (English)

  • Nairobi Convention Gets New Tools for Enhanced Performance (English)

  • Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in Western Indian Ocean Streamlined through a New Consortium Launch in Johannesburg (English)

  • Parties to the Abidjan and Nairobi Conventions Address Marine Pollution from Land-Based Activities and Oil and Gas Exploration in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

  • UN Environment Programme to Assess 300 Oil-Polluted Sites in Nigeria's Ogoniland (English)

  • Sustainable Future for DRC's Nature-Based Resources Aim of New UNEP Project
    ( English - Français )

  • Africa Rubbish Tip Major Hazard to Children and the Environment ( English - Français )

  • "Think Globally Clean Locally" ( English - Français )

  • UNEP to Engage in Environmental Work in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    ( English - Français )

  • UNEP to Deploy Technical Mission to Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Climate Change, Loss of biodiversity, Desertification and Waste Top First Ever Gathering of African Children on the Environment (English)

  • First African Regional Children’s Conference in Cameroon from 30th July to 2nd August 2007 (English)

  • Africa’s Banks Starting to Rise to Challenge of Wider Environmental, Social and Governance Concerns (English)

  • African Governments Reach Consensus on Ivory Sales (English)

  • G8 Climate Commitment and Africa Aid Package Mutually Supportive Says UNEP Head (English)

  • Making Climate Change Work for Africa (English)

  • International Biological Diversity Day (IBD ) 2007: (English)

  • Restoring the Health and Wealth of Africa’s Degraded Lands Key Focus of New International Initiative: (English - Français)

  • UNEP announces Top African Prize for its 16th Global Painting Competition (English)

  • Nairobi City Development Strategy Top Priority for 21st Century Future of the Kenyan Capital (English)

  • Climate Proofing Africa Key Challenge for the Continent (English)

  • Remarks by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) (English)

  • Children Paint Climate Change - 16th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment. (English - Français)

  • Kenya Launches a Bold Strategy to Mark this Year’s Clean up the World Campaign (15 - 17 September 2006) (English)

  • Africa get's ready for the 12th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (Washington, 21 August 2006 ) (English)

  • Developing Country Cities Climb On Board for Sustainable Public Transport Push (Washington, 21 August 2006) (English)

  • Ministers to Tackle Increasing Air Pollution in Sub-Saharan African Cities,
    (Nairobi, 25 July 2006) (English)

  • Africa’s Natural Wealth Key to its Economic Prospects,
    (Nairobi, 27 June 2006) ( English - Français

  • Africa Environment Outlook for Youth Launched at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Brazzaville.
    (Brazzaville, 24 May 2006) (English - Français)

  • 11th regular session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)
    (Brazzaville, 22-26 May 2006) ( English - Français )

  • A Pioneering Initiative to Mainstream Environment and Sustainability in African Universities,
    (Nairobi, 4 May 2006) (English)

  • Seventeen African Children among the winners of the 2005 International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment.(Nairobi, 3 May 2006) (English)

  • Landmark Declaration to Boost Technology Support and Capacity Building on the Environment. (Khartoum / Nairobi, 24 January 2006) (English)

  • 15th International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment,
    (Nairobi, 20 January 2006) (English - Français)

  • Over $400 million in Ozone Support to Developing Countries, (Dakar,12 December 2005) (English - Français)

  • 15th International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment,
    (Nairobi, 23 September 2005) (English)

  • Green Customs Initiative Targets Environmental Crime, (Nairobi/Arusha, 14 November 2005 ) (English)

  • African Lakes Atlas Launched at World Lakes Event, (Nairobi, 31 October 2005)
    (English - Français)

  • African Ministers Weigh Environment’s Role in G8 Debt Cancellation Debate,
    (Nairobi, 26 October 2005) (English - Français)

  • 15th International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment,
    (Nairobi, 23 September 2005) (English)

  • 2005 Clean up the World in Kenya, (Nairobi, 17 September 2005) (English)

  • Celebrating World Water Day (Kyoto/Burlington, 22 March 2003) (English - Français)

  • Note on side event at WSSD (1 August 2002) (English)

  • Clean up the world, (Nairobi, 18 July 2002) (English)

  • Africa Environment Outlook, (Kampala/Nairobi, 4 July 2002) (English)

  • AMCEN 9th Sesssion, (Nairobi, June 2002) (English)

  • World Environment Day, (Nairobi, 30 May 2002) (English)

  • Children International Biosafety Day, (Nairobi, 21 may 2002) (English)

  • World Water Day, (Nairobi, 21 March 2002) (English)

  • African Common Position - WSSD, (Nairobi, 20 March 2002) (English)

  • Climate Change Meetings, (Nairobi, 15 February 2002) (English)

  • Drought in Kenya report, (Nairobi, 26 October 2001) (English)

  • WSSD African Preparatory Conference for the World Summit on sustainable Development, (Nairobi, 15-18 October 2001) (English)

  • WSSD-African Prepcom, (Nairobi, 15-18 October 2001) (English)