All items tagged as 'Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)'

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

The Secretariat of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) strengthen cooperation on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • New agreement paves the way for enhanced cooperation between UN Environment and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states on environment and climate change 
  • UN Environment working closely with the ACP Secretariat to support a more coherent and integrated approach towards the implementation of the sustainable development goals in African, Caribbean and Pacific states

UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity

Sunday, December 18, 2016

- Pledges and commitments in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity made by Business; Cities and Subnational Authorities, IPLCs and Youth;
- Capacity-building strategy agreed for the Convention and its Protocols; 
- Protected areas on the land and in the oceans and seas, expanding considerably, with Mexico increasing marine protection to 23 per cent; 
- Marine agenda advances with work on marine debris, underwater noise and spatial planning; 
- Decisions made...

Rule of Environmental Law Essential for Sustainable Development, Inter-American Congress Concludes

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Environmental rule of law is essential for sustainable development


Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi to Boost Environmental Information for Decision-makers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Summit to Identify Solutions to Enable Informed Decision Making for Sustainable Development


UNEP Head Invites EU Environment Ministers to Engage Further towards Successful Outcome of Sustainable Development Goals Negotiations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Strong EU environmental leadership is needed both at global level and in delivering the sustainable development agenda on the ground globally and in Europe. Environment policy should no longer be perceived as a constraint as it opens up new economic opportunities and markets.

UN Says Global Carbon Neutrality Should be Reached by Second Half of Century, Demonstrates Pathways to Stay Under 2°C Limit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions Including Non-CO2 Must Shrink To Net Zero by 2100 Emissions Gap May Widen by 2030 but Low Carbon Path Offers Opportunities for the Future