UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

  • UN Environment launches major global #CleanSeas campaign to end marine litter 
  • Ten countries are already on board, as well as DELL...

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Environmental Security in a Changing World

Top Scientists, Policy Makers and Business Leaders Debate Means of Addressing Environmental Challenges in Light of the G7 Agenda and the Changing...

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Live-tracking progress towards global goals now possible thanks to a cutting-edge UN knowledge platform

Policy making "in the dark" - under high levels of uncertainty and without concrete data - carries high risks and transactional costs which need...

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Argentina in the G20 Troika: the Boost to Sustainable Financing

The Ministry of Treasury today hosted the UN Environment Mission as part of the country’s commitment to boosting sustainable financing.

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Italy lays out roadmap for increasing flows of sustainable finance

 The issuance of green bonds in 2016 rose to US$81 billion, almost double 2015 levels.

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UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

Press Release | February 23, 2017
  • UN Environment launches major global #CleanSeas campaign to end marine litter 
  • Ten countries are already on board, as well as DELL Computers, singer Jack Johnson, actor Adrian Grenier and media personality Nadya Hutagalung 
  • More than 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute

Environmental Security in a Changing World

Media Advisory | February 21, 2017

Top Scientists, Policy Makers and Business Leaders Debate Means of Addressing Environmental Challenges in Light of the G7 Agenda and the Changing Political Landscape

Live-tracking progress towards global goals now possible thanks to a cutting-edge UN knowledge platform

External Cooperation | February 16, 2017

Policy making "in the dark" - under high levels of uncertainty and without concrete data - carries high risks and transactional costs which need to be minimized. End users must be able to access data in a meaningful way.

Argentina in the G20 Troika: the Boost to Sustainable Financing

External Cooperation | February 15, 2017

The Ministry of Treasury today hosted the UN Environment Mission as part of the country’s commitment to boosting sustainable financing.

Italy lays out roadmap for increasing flows of sustainable finance

External Cooperation | February 6, 2017

 The issuance of green bonds in 2016 rose to US$81 billion, almost double 2015 levels.

Netherlands to Host Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

Press Release | February 6, 2017

By signing the Paris Climate agreement countries have made climate change adaptation a top global priority and the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation, a joint initiative of The Netherlands, Japan and UN Environment is an important step to deliver on that commitment.

Italy gives 5 million euro to UN Environment Fund

External Cooperation | February 6, 2017
  • Money will go to greening marine economy and boosting resource efficiency among others
  • Since 2014, Italy contributed over 10.5 euro million to the Environment Fund 

Financial institutions worth $6.6 trillion set standards for financing sustainable development

Press Release | January 30, 2017
  • 19 banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets set new criteria for sustainable financial instruments
  • An estimated $5 to 7 trillion a year is needed to achieve the global sustainable development goals
  • Banks manage $140 trillion of assets and institutional investors over $100 trillion

New York Pension Fund joins multi-billion-dollar international investors to reduce carbon footprint

Press Release | January 24, 2017

Fund joins a coalition of 28 international investors controlling over $3 trillion in assets

 

Revolutionary digital platform to boost green finance

Press Release | January 20, 2017

The Green Digital Finance Alliance is committed to driving forward such changes through market innovation, collaborative action and increased public's awareness of sustainable development and green lifestyle choices.

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