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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Netherlands to Host Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

By signing the Paris Climate agreement countries have made climate change adaptation a top global priority and the Global Centre of Excellence on...

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New Analysis Shows Scale of International Commitment to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade: Over $1.3 Billion Since 2010

Press Release | November 17, 2016

The top five donors were the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Germany, the United States, the European Commission, and the World Bank Group, who together contributed $1.1 billion of the total funding (86%).

New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives

Press Release | November 17, 2016
  • Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions
  • Peat carbon stocks hold the equivalent of at least 60 per cent of all atmospheric carbon 
  • 2015 Indonesian peat fires contributed to 100,000 premature deaths and cost US$ 16.1 billion

Scientists urge India to back plan to address pollution crisis as New Delhi chokes

Press Release | November 16, 2016

PM2.5, or extremely fine particulate matter (PM), is dangerous to human health because the particles can penetrate deep into people’s lungs, bloodstream, and bodies. 

Countries pledge $23 million to support technology transfer in developing countries

Press Release | November 16, 2016

As countries around the world seek to meet their mitigation and adaptation goals, the CTCN has harnessed expertise from an expanding global network of over 230 technology institutions, from finance, NGO, private, and research sectors, to provide expert policy and technology support to developing country stakeholders, coordinated by nationally-selected focal points (National Designated Entities, or NDEs).  

UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation

Press Release | November 15, 2016

The Green Climate Fund, which is expected to play a significant role in financing adaptation, has set a target of committing $2.5 billion by the end of 2016.

Health and environment ministers pledge climate actions to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths

Press Release | November 15, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that some 12.6 million deaths a year are associated with environmental pollution.

UN Environment, China collaborate on major South-South initiative

Press Release | November 14, 2016

The flagship programme aims to seize the 'power of integration' of the SDGs, and will be led by UN Environment's International Ecosystem Management Partnership.

Italy funds partnership to help cities implement efficient district energy worldwide

Press Release | November 11, 2016

"The District Energy in Cities initiative is designed to help cities develop state-of-the-art district energy solutions.

United Nations Report Calls for Conservation to Collaborate with Palm Oil Industry

Press Release | November 8, 2016

UN Environment Links Great Apes' Future to Sustainable Development

United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release | November 7, 2016

A total of 44 UN entities provided waste data for 2015, revealing that per capita waste generation throughout 2015 was 547 kilograms.