United Nations Environment Programme Press Release
|06/18/2020 - 03:10||
IFC Hosts Corporate Transparency Webinar to Help Asia Pacific Firms Boost Resilience, Attract Capital
Hong Kong SAR, China, June 18, 2020 —IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, hosted a webinar today on the importance of corporate disclosure and transparency to help companies in Asia Pacific attract financing and boost their resilience amid challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
|06/12/2020 - 11:53||
New species extinction target proposed
The future global strategy for conserving biodiversity must include a prominent target to lower species extinction rates, similar to the 2-degree climate goal, say scientists.
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|06/03/2020 - 13:12||
UNIDO secures nearly US$45 million in GEF funding at first ever virtual GEF Council
During its first day, two major decisions were taken: Council approved a Work Program amounting to US$645.4 million in 63 projects and five programmes in various focal areas of the GEF. In addition, it selected a new CEO and Chairperson to lead the GEF for a four-year term. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Costa Rican Environment and Energy Minister, will be the first Latin American national to lead the GEF.
|05/21/2020 - 01:30||
Mitsui Chemicals and UNEP Support Asian Startups Helping to Reduce Plastic Waste
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo; President & CEO: HASHIMOTO Osamu) today announced that it has selected three innovative Asian startups to receive support under the Asia?Pacific Low-Carbon Lifestyles Challenge (APLCLC), a program run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP; Nairobi, Kenya; Executive Director: Inger Andersen). With the APLCLC serving to support environmental startups, the Mitsui Chemicals Group will grant $10,000 to the three selected companies and work with UNEP to offer them technical guidance and managerial support.
|05/12/2020 - 17:48||
Protecting seafarers and the global supply chain during Covid-19
The offshore and shipping industries are grappling with unique challenges in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus? rapid spread on ships like the Diamond Princess and USS Theodore Roosevelt highlighted the health risks that the 1.2 million workers currently at sea face. Travel restrictions and closed borders offer an additional challenge by not only disrupting the global supply chain, but preventing scheduled crew changeovers from taking place.
|05/05/2020 - 15:57||
New study predicts doubling of US population exposed to extreme climate events by 2050
The map displays projected changes in human exposure to extreme climate events at a 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) scale from 2010 to 2050, which range from minor decreases in rural and suburban areas to moderate and major increases in densely populated urban centers. Credit: Adam Malin/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept.
|04/28/2020 - 05:11||
Bayer Human Rights Policy
Bayer supports the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a number of globally recognized declarations for multinational enterprises1.
|03/02/2020 - 03:26||
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today agreed to deepen their cooperation to enhance climate and environmental actions.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Brussels at a meeting between Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UNEP, Inger Andersen, and the EIB Vice President responsible for Climate Action and Environment, Emma Navarro.
|02/27/2020 - 17:18||
79 exchanges worldwide will 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2020'
London, Thursday 27 February 2020 – The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, is pleased to announce that members of the WFE will be involved in events in the US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific for the annual 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' initiative.
|02/19/2020 - 09:52||
UNDP, ICC sign partnership to align investment flows with SDGs
New York —The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to promote business engagement in UNDP’s flagship SDG Impact initiative.
|02/16/2020 - 22:16||
UNM schedules community listening sessions for Executive Vice President of Health Sciences search
The University of New Mexico has scheduled two community listening sessions as part of its search for a new Executive Vice President of Health Sciences.
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|02/12/2020 - 01:04||
Create a WTO-equivalent to oversee the internet, recommends new report
The internet needs an international World Trade Organization (WTO)-style body to protect and grow it as one of the world’s unique shared resources: a communications infrastructure that is open, free, safe and reliable, concludes a new report published today.
|University of C...|
|01/29/2020 - 18:14||
Government, Paint Industry, Civil Society Work Together to Phase Out Lead in Paint in Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia – More than 60 people from government, industry, and civil society participated today in a workshop launching a project aimed at eliminating lead in paint in Indonesia. This initiative is part of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) project on global best practices for phasing out lead paint funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
|01/24/2020 - 10:15||
Sustainability becomes central in Davos while the World Economic Forum (WEF) celebrates its 50th anniversary
Davos, 24 January 2020, UNDP Administrator Mr. Achim Steiner attended the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s forum was themed Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. The Administrator met with a number of public and private leaders, including Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Finland Foreign Affairs Minister Pekka Haavisto, H.E. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, H.E. Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Prof.
|01/14/2020 - 10:14||
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires
Rapid Response Review shows human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood.
|01/13/2020 - 02:07||
Chemical management will enter the spotlight
A key sustainability goal for industry, governments, and environmentalists in 2020 is expanding efforts to improve the management of commercial chemicals.
|12/09/2019 - 08:23||
Press Conference Announcing Stepped-up Action on Climate
Press Conference Announcing Stepped-up Action on Climate and Environmental Education by the Governments of Italy and Mexico with the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Earth Day Network.
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|12/04/2019 - 20:10||
Energy advances open the door to more aggressive climate policies
An international research team has called for a more sober discourse around climate change prospects, following an extensive reassessment of climate change’s progress and its mitigation. They argue that climate change models have understated potential warming’s speed and runaway potential, while the models that relate climate science to consequences, choices and policies have understated the scope for practical mitigation against it. Policymakers are becoming aware of the former bias but seldom perceive the latter.
|11/21/2019 - 21:39||
Communicating the findings of IPCC reports
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Association in 1998 and has 195 member countries.
|11/07/2019 - 10:49||
Global cooperation and climate friendly technologies are key to tackling global food loss and waste
FAO Director-General addresses Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
|11/05/2019 - 16:16||
3 Questions: When the student becomes the teacher
Grad student Brandon Leshchinskiy created EarthDNA Ambassadors, an outreach program “for the Earth, for future generations.”
|10/29/2019 - 20:32||
IISDs Mark Halle Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award For Environmental Peacebuilding
October 30, 2019, Winnipeg—Mark Halle, a senior fellow with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), has won the inaugural Environmental Peacebuilding Lifetime Achievement Award.
|10/28/2019 - 09:05||
High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience
The world’s highest peaks, ranging from the Andes to the Alps and the Third Pole to the tropics, are being hit hard by climate change, and the impacts of this are cascading down to some of Earth’s most densely populated areas. The rapidly melting mountain glaciers serve as a source of freshwater for major rivers. Those rivers are vital for humans, ecosystems, agriculture, industry and serve as a means of transportation.
|09/27/2019 - 10:25||
SHIMADZU signs United Nations Global Compact
SHIMADZU CORPORATION has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) advocated by the United Nations, and joined the Global Compact Network Japan, a local network in Japan.
|09/27/2019 - 08:27||
FAO, UN Environment deepen their partnership
Today's Memorandum of Understanding was signed by FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu and UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.