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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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.

Environment is the ‘silent casualty’ of armed conflict

Press Release | November 6, 2016

Top UN officials call for action to protect environment in times of war

Top UN official: Environmental protection in war more urgent than ever

Press Release | November 3, 2016

Ambassador Marie G. Jacobsson Honored at Fourth Annual Al-Moumin Award and Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding

 

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

Press Release | November 3, 2016
  • World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges
  • 2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2℃
  • Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by cities, companies and civil society

Top UN official: Environmental protection in war more urgent than ever

Press Release | November 3, 2016

Ambassador Marie G. Jacobsson Honored at Fourth Annual Al-Moumin Award and Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation and UN Environment Launch Video Contest to Bring Attention to Food Waste

Press Release | November 1, 2016

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and UN Environment are launching a video contest, calling on the public to share how they're ensuring #NotWasting by submitting a 60-second video online.

A victory for Lewis Pugh's 'Speedo diplomacy' as Russia and the world agree monumental marine protection deal

Press Release | October 28, 2016

The Ross Sea is widely considered to be the last great wilderness area on Earth and known as the polar 'Garden of Eden'.

Mosul battle brings environmental damage, with serious impacts on health, prospects of recovery

Press Release | October 27, 2016
  • 19 oil wells have been set ablaze following the launch of military operations to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
  • Burning stockpiles of sulphur dioxide at an industrial facility created a large toxic cloud and temporarily hampered the delivery of humanitarian assistance
  • Water plant also reportedly affected by fighting, leading to a chlorine gas leak
  • Environmental pollution is adding complexity and danger to the...

Norway and UN Environment sign $33 Million Cooperation Agreement

External Cooperation | October 27, 2016

Norway is a key partner for us in putting the environment at the heart of efforts to improve life for people across the globe.”

Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility unlocks private sector finance for climate, biodiversity and jobs

Press Release | October 26, 2016

The facility will use public funding to unlock private finance in renewable energy production, and sustainable landscape management that reduces deforestation and forest degradation and restores degraded lands.

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