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06/13/2017
Technology activities are spread across all of UN Environment’s seven thematic priorities including climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency and environment under review. For the first time, a mapping survey...
06/02/2017
The Business and Sustainable Development Commission show that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in just four sectors-food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials, and health and well-being would create $12 trillion of new market opportunities by 2030. Thus report also identifies...
05/24/2017
This ground-breaking event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. Be at the epicentre of circular economy with 1,500 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on 5-7 June 2017. Find out how the...
06/02/2017
A radical transformation in the way energy is supplied and used will be needed if the world is to meet its ambition of keeping global temperature increase to below 2 degrees Celsius, but the impacts of that transformation on the environment and on natural resources have been unclear. Now, the ...
05/02/2017
The second Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held on 15-16 May 2017 in New York. The theme for this Forum was “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Changing World - Focus on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14”. The Forum...
04/07/2017
IETC’s Global Dialogue will explore how technologies can contribute to urban resilience against various environmental impacts. A focus will be given to climate change and other environmental impacts such as natural and man-made disasters. The dialogue will take place on 17-19 October 2017 at...
03/23/2017
A thought-provoking seminar on ‘Environmental Protection and Thorium Nuclear Power’ was presented by staff from  European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) on 23 March,2017 at the UN Environment Paris office.  The seminar began with an introduction by Mr. Egil Lillestol addressing global energy...
04/03/2017
As a part of the Technology Dialogue Series, UN Environment and IPIECA are organizing a two-day dialogue involving 20-25 experts from international organizations, companies in the oil and gas industry, financial institutions, utilities, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions, to...
01/31/2017
The Technology Unit (Economy Division, UN Environment) , in collaboration with the Environment and Trade Hub (Economy Division, UN Environment), hosted a workshop entitled, "The Technology-Trade Nexus: A Key Enabling Force for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals" on the 16th of September in...
01/30/2017
The 2011 Istanbul Programme of Action have called for the establishment of a technology bank and a science, technology and innovation supporting mechanism dedicated to least developed countries. The “Technology Bank” has been a long-standing priority of the LDCs confirmed in the 2015 Addis Ababa...