Press releases

Nairobi, 19 March 2009—Investing one per cent of global GDP, or around $750 billion, into five key sectors could be the key to a Global Green New Deal.

Thursday 19 Mar 2009

Nairobi , 10 March 2009 – The impact of peacekeeping operations on critical natural resources is being highlighted this week at a gathering of military and civilian aid experts at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Wednesday 11 Mar 2009

Nairobi, 20 February 2009--A global crackdown on the poisonous pollutant mercury was agreed by environment ministers at the end of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Governing Council.

Friday 20 Feb 2009

Nairobi, 19 February 2009 – The City of Copenhagen today became the 100th participant of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote global action towards low-carbon economies and societies.

Thursday 19 Feb 2009

Nairobi, 17 February 2009 – A seven point plan to reduce the risk of hunger and rising food insecurity in the 21st century is outlined in new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Tuesday 17 Feb 2009

Agreement focuses on facilitating international collaboration and knowledge sharing

Tuesday 17 Feb 2009

Nairobi, 16 February 2009—One third of the around $2.5 trillion-worth of planned stimulus packages should be invested on ‘greening’ the world economy.

Monday 16 Feb 2009

Nairobi, 16 February 2009--The importance of realizing a Global Green New Deal and the urgent need for a transition to a low carbon and resource efficient Green Economy are spotlighted in the UNEP Year Book 2009, launched today at an international gathering of environment ministers.

Monday 16 Feb 2009

Nairobi, 13 February 2009 – Kenya’s chances of realizing its 2030 vision will depend increasingly on the way the country manages its natural or nature-based assets, a new satellite-based atlas concludes.

Friday 13 Feb 2009

Nairobi, 11 February 2009 – It used to be “Swifter, Higher, Stronger” but in the future the Olympic motto may well include “lower” at least as it relates to carbon and curbing climate change.

Wednesday 11 Feb 2009

Bangkok/Nairobi, 6 February 2009 (UN/ESCAP Information Services/UNEP) – Over-exploitation, climate change and inadequate cooperation among countries threaten some of the world’s greatest river basins, which sustain around 750 million people.

Monday 09 Feb 2009

UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi (Kenya), 16-20 February - More than one hundred Environment Ministers are set to meet in Nairobi on 16 to 20 February for the United Nations Environment Programme’s annual Governing Council meeting.

Monday 26 Jan 2009

Nairobi, 23 January 2009 – Traditionally celebrated by having a family barbeque or going to the beach, this year’s Australia Day -- marked nationwide on 26 January -- is all about going carbon neutral for some of the country’s best-known cities, companies and community initiatives

Friday 23 Jan 2009

London/Bonn/Nairobi, 15 January 2009--Three projects aimed at countering the slide towards extinction of one of human-kind's closest relatives were spotlighted today as events to mark the international Year of the Gorilla (YOG) 2009 got underway with a 'Gorillas on Thin Ice" event.

Thursday 15 Jan 2009
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