Nairobi, 9 June 2013 —A decision by China and the United States to cooperate on phasing down a group of synthetic chemicals in order to combat climate change was today welcomed by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Monday 10 Jun 2013
The Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment, the first of its kind in the Zambezi River Basin and in southern Africa, will be launched on 29 May in Luanda, Angola at a meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Water.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Geneva, Switzerland – International organizations today released a study finding extremely high levels of toxic chemicals in toys and other products consumed by children.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Bangkok, 6 March 2013 — Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade.
Wednesday 06 Mar 2013
Bangkok, 4 March 2013 – The illegal trade that sees almost 3,000 live great apes lost from the forests of Africa and Southeast Asia each year is increasingly impacting wild populations as links to organized crime grow stronger.
Monday 04 Mar 2013
Nairobi, 18 February 2013 – The rush for resources prompted by an apparent acceleration in sea ice melt calls for caution and effective governance to avoid damage to the fragile Arctic environment, according to the UN Environment Programme’s Year Book 2013.
Monday 18 Feb 2013
The Norwegian Ministry of Environment has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on continued cooperation and support to GRID-Arendal for the next 10 years. The MoU confirms GRID-Arendal's status as a "Centre of Excellence on Polar and Cryosphere Issues," and as a key partner for UNEP.
Thursday 07 Feb 2013
Geneva/Nairobi, 19 January 2013--International effort to address mercury—a notorious heavy metal with significant health and environmental effects—was today delivered a significant boost with governments agreeing to a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent emissions and releases.
Monday 21 Jan 2013
Abu Dhabi, January 9, 2013: The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently launched a pioneering ‘Blue Carbon’ project that connects the local natural coastal ecosystem management with climate change mitigation.
Wednesday 16 Jan 2013
Nairobi/Geneva, 10 January 2013 - Communities in developing countries are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury, according to new studies by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Thursday 10 Jan 2013
29 November 2012, Rome – On 29 November the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Gheorge Salaru, and the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Mr. Eduard Stavytskyi, signed the bilateral Treaty on Cooperation on the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Dniester River Basin. The signing ceremony took place in the Italian Parliament during the Meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention).
Friday 30 Nov 2012
Arendal, Norway – On October 4th, GRID-Arendal has invited the Fylkesmann’s office to share best practices in data management in Aust-Agder with a delegation from the five Caspian states: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Turkmenistan. The presentation will be part of a four-day training workshop hosted jointly by GRID-Arendal and the European Environmental Agency, taking place in both in Copenhagen and in Arendal. The workshop is being held in support of the Interim Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as the Tehran Convention and will provide delegates with training in environmental data management.
Wednesday 03 Oct 2012
Rome, 27 September 2012 – Between 50 to 90 per cent of logging in key tropical countries of the Amazon basin, Central Africa and South East Asia is being carried out by organized crime threatening efforts to combat climate change, deforestation, conserve wildlife and eradicate poverty.
Thursday 27 Sep 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 16, 2012 -- Over 70 countries, civil society groups, private firms and international organizations have declared their support for the new Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO), signaling their commitment to work together around coordinated goals to restore the world’s oceans to health and productivity.
Saturday 16 Jun 2012
Rio, 6 June 2012 - The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing, according to a new and wide-ranging assessment coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Wednesday 06 Jun 2012
Kautokeino (Norway) / Nairobi, 26 March 2012 – Mongolia’s reindeer herders and their forest homeland are facing unprecedented challenges from unregulated mining, logging, water pollution, climate change and some tourism practices, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Monday 26 Mar 2012
SINGAPORE, February 24, 2012— A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.
Friday 24 Feb 2012
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) / Nairobi - How many mangroves does it take to offset a transatlantic flight? What consumer actions can we take to reduce damage to rainforests?
Tuesday 13 Dec 2011
Durban / Nairobi, 6 December 2011 - Women, particularly those living in mountain regions in developing countries, are facing disproportionately high risks to their livelihoods and health from climate change, as well as associated risks such as human trafficking, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Tuesday 06 Dec 2011
Bergen, Norway, 20 November 2011 – The world is covered by billions of invisible migratory pathways. On land, in the water and in the air, animals on the move depend on the availability of critical sites along their annual journeys. These world wildlife hubs are vital for the animals to refuel and reproduce – one missing link can jeopardize an entire population.
Monday 21 Nov 2011