On World Oceans Day, Costa Rica announces a new marine protected area on the country’s Pacific coast, contributing to the global goal of protecting at least 10 per cent of marine zones before the year 2020
Today, an Avaaz petition signed by more than one million people to phase-out single use plastic worldwide within the next five years will be presented to UN Environment to support its Clean Seas campaign to end marine litter
Global efforts to protect the climate and the ozone layer have received a boost with the first ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The ratification by Mali was received on 31 March.
UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas
We are delighted to announce that Lisa Walker, CEO of Ecosphere+, has been recognised as a 2017 Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum
The Sustainable Innovation in Sport Forum 2017 gathered high level industry stakeholders and influencers from sporting federations, teams and athletes alongside government representatives, broadcasters, NGO and businesses
With the Paris Agreement ratified, momentum is building behind effective NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) implementation.
New climate model projections of the world's coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat to one of the Earth's most important ecosystems.
Protecting the world's oceans from the rising threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing will be a top cooperation priority for the European Commission and the UN Environment next year
Governments agreed on actions that will accelerate implementation of global biodiversity targets, and enhance the linkage of the biodiversity agenda with other global agendas including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
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