COP22 - Marrakesh UN side event “Decent work and economic growth: A just transition towards a low-carbon and inclusive green economy”

​Marrakesh, 17 November 2016 - The side event on Sustainable Development Goal 8: “Decent work and economic growth: A just transition towards a low-carbon and inclusive green economy”, took place at the UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in... Read more ...

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy launched in Brazil

Mato Grosso, Brazil, 10 November 2016 - In partnership with UN agencies, Brazil launched today a new program to promote inclusive green economy in the state of Mato Grosso. The Partnership for Action on Green Economy, a global... Read more ...

World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report

London, 3 November 2016 - The world must urgently and dramatically increase its ambition to cut roughly a further quarter off predicted 2030 global greenhouse emissions and have any chance of minimizing dangerous climate change, UN Environment said today as it... Read more ...

UN Environment Finance Initiative’s Global Roundtable kicks off in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 25 October 2016 - H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, inaugurated the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative’s 14th Global Roundtable event, hosted by the United Arab Emirates, represented... Read more ...

Key stakeholders work together to streamline sustainable trade practices

Berlin, 21 October 2016 - Today in Berlin, over 100 participants, including policy makers, stakeholders from civil society organisations, trade unions, private sector, in addition to UN agencies and partners, came together to participate in... Read more ...

Historical Agreement on Hydrofluorocarbons reached in Kigali

Kigali, 15 October 2016 - On October 15 the world reached an agreement to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It is one of the most significant actions governments have ever taken to protect the climate. HFCs are highly potent greenhouse gases that... Read more ...

New E-Learning Course: how trade in environmental goods and services can drive the transition to an inclusive green economy

Trade in environmental goods and services (EGS) offers significant opportunities, in particular for developing countries, to drive economic development while protecting natural capital and creating better livelihoods for citizens. In ... Read more ...

Transform the financial system to deliver sustainable infrastructure and reignite growth, says Global Commission

Washington D.C., 10 October 2016 - A major new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate calls on governments and finance institutions to scale up and shift investment for sustainable infrastructure as a fundamental strategy to spur... Read more ...

Green Economy Academy, 3-14 October, Turin - Enhancing institutional capacities for transformative change towards greener economies

Turin, 3 October 2016 - ​The second global Academy on the Green Economy has kicked off today in Turin at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO), attended by over 150 participants, including policy makers, technical... Read more ...

Government and business must streamline fast-growing sustainability certification schemes

Geneva, 28 September 2016 - Voluntary standard schemes (VSS) are like a low-hanging fruit that governments should use to move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they are not yet seizing this opportunity. The sheer number of such schemes,... Read more ...

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