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UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / UNEP AGREEMENT

In an effort to set in motion robust action to restore Iraq’s fast deteriorating environment, the Government of Iraq signed  a landmark agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to speed up recovery and support national development goals. UNEP

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UNEP / GREEN ECONOMY AFRICA

An international conference in Nairobi  brought together ministers, economists, scientists and development experts to review and recommend policy action towards incorporating the valuation of natural resources and ecosystems services in development planning and accounting in Africa. UNEP

4 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

Environmental crime – from the illegal trade in wildlife and timber and the smuggling of ozone depleting substances to the illicit trade in hazardous waste and illegal fishing – is a serious and growing international problem, whose impacts transcend national borders. UNEP

6 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP/ EMISSION GAP REPORT

If the global community do not immediately embark on wide-ranging actions to narrow the greenhouse gas emissions gap, the chance of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C in this century will swiftly diminish and open the door to a host of challenges, according to the report of the United Nations Environment Programme. UNEP /FILE

5 Nov 2013 | Read More »

NAIROBI / SOUTH-SOUTH EXPO CLOSING

More than $450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, Governments and other parties at the United Nations-organized Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi, where hundreds of participants spent this week exchanging ideas, solutions and technologies developed in the global South. UNEP

1 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / YAYA TOURÉ

International football star Yaya Touré today (29 October) joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year. UNEP

29 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / SOUTH-SOUTH EXPO

Hundreds of high-level delegates from 150 countries and across the United Nations system gathered at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi to tackle development challenges by harnessing and exchanging innovative solutions developed in the global South. UNEP

28 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / LEAD PAINT LAUNCH

More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE

22 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

The governments of Gabon and Germany along with the WWF met on the sidelines of the General Assembly for a high level discussion on the threats poaching and trafficking pose to biodiversity and international stability. UNTV/FILE

26 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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