Press releases

Nairobi – Germany today boosted its funding for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) earmarking $18 million for the organization’s work on clean energy and climate proofing vulnerable economies.

Friday 03 Oct 2008

New York/Nairobi, 23 September 2008 – The global United Nations campaign ‘UNite to Combat Climate Change’ will kick off in October with an auction and exhibit of children’s art in New York.

Tuesday 23 Sep 2008

Mexico City/Nairobi, September 2008—Mexico, a country at the crossroads of the Green Economy and one increasingly in the centre of regional and global affairs, will host the international 2009 World Environment Day celebrations.

Monday 22 Sep 2008

For the first time ever, communities worldwide taking action to protect the environment as part of the Clean Up the World Weekend, 19-21 September, will have the opportunity to plot their activities using a new online mapping function.

Friday 19 Sep 2008

Kyoto/Nairobi - Italy Backs Bid to List Iraqi Marshlands Following Completion of UNEP Restoration Project

Friday 05 Sep 2008

Accra/Nairobi - Meanwhile New Assessment of Clean Development Mechanism Shows Climate-Friendly Energy Projects Achieving Lift-Off in Sub Sahara Africa

Tuesday 26 Aug 2008

Beijing, 9 August 2008 – Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming is the UN Environment Programme’s first-ever Environmental Champion, UNEP announced today.

Saturday 09 Aug 2008

Beijing, 5 August 2008 – As seven million spectators count down to the opening of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, solar energy, wind farms and recycled water are among the green features that will help power their Olympic experience.

Tuesday 05 Aug 2008

Nairobi, 4 August 2008 – Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will attend the Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony on 8 August as part of UNEP’s continuing support for the Greening of the Games.

Monday 04 Aug 2008

Nairobi/Arendal -  Two top Norwegian music festivals are joining the international fight against climate change.

Tuesday 22 Jul 2008

8 July 2008 – WWF has launched its own dedicated television channel to bring high quality campaign and conservation videos to a worldwide audience.

Tuesday 08 Jul 2008

Driven by the need to protect the cultures and livelihoods of countries and regions most affected by climate change, representatives of Arctic communities and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have joined in calling for action before it is too late.

Wednesday 25 Jun 2008

Glacial Retreat to Rapid Urbanization Chronicled in Landmark Satellite Report to Africa’s Environment Ministers

Tuesday 10 Jun 2008
World Environment Day 2008 Guides the Global Public Towards Climate Neutrality Wellington/Nairobi, 5 June 2008—Adopting a climate-friendly lifestyle needn’t require drastic changes or major sacrifices.
Wednesday 04 Jun 2008

Bonn/Geneva/Nairobi - Ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity 19-30 May

Wednesday 28 May 2008

Sustainable use and management of natural resources represents a wealth in natural capital for rural population in developing countries. With the right tools and framework this can be a resource for economic development and poverty alleviation. Read more about this in the fifth issue of Environment & Poverty Times, prepared for the May 2008 TICAD conference.

Wednesday 28 May 2008
Linking communication with biological diversity protection. Linking Tourism and Conservation: Focus on Marine Protected Areas
Tuesday 27 May 2008
The project web-site for the DatabasiN project has been updated with a Russian translation of all pages, including those describing the output database, and the final report from the project is now available. This project addresses data needs for river basin management for the transboundary Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina and Nemunas/Neman river basins .
Monday 05 May 2008
New Arctic climate report, prepared by WWF with inputs from the UNEP Key Polar Centre at GRID-Arendal
Friday 25 Apr 2008
‘Sustaining Life’ Identifies Huge Losses to Medical Science from the Decline and Extinction of the World’s Nature-Based Assets
Thursday 24 Apr 2008
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