UN Environment

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28 05 2020 | 08:56

Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow likely to be delayed again.

UK to ask for postponement to November 2021 because of coronavirus travel controls. Vital international climate talks due to be hosted by the UK are expected to be delayed until late next year…

25 05 2020 | 08:45

15 Indigenous Crops to Boost Your Immune System and Celebrate Biodiversity.

This Friday, May 22, marks the International Day for Biological Diversity. Every year, the United Nations uses this day as an opportunity both to celebrate the Earth's stunning biodiversity and to…

15 05 2020 | 06:52

The Status of Climate Change Litigation : A Global Review Why does climate change matter?

The Climate Emergency we currently face requires adequate and immediate action. It is one of the most pervasive and threatening crises of our time.  We are facing an existential threat and rapid…

08 05 2020 | 07:56

Management of natural assets is key to sustainable development: Inclusive wealth provides the way forward.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been working on “inclusive wealth” for a few years now. What is it, and how does it differ from Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

02 05 2020 | 08:54

UN chief: don't use taxpayer money to save polluting industries.

António Guterres calls for coronavirus aid to be directed at firms with green credentials. Governments should not use taxpayer cash to rescue fossil fuel companies and carbon-intensive industries,…

28 04 2020 | 16:00

UN Sec. General to Petersberg Dialogue on climate action. "The only answer to COVID 19 is brave, visionary and collaborative leadership. The same leadership is needed to address the looming existential threat of climate disruption."

Madam Chancellor, Ministers,  Dear friends,   Covid-19 has put the lives of billions of people around the globe in turmoil, inflicting grave suffering and destabilizing the global economy.   It has…

25 04 2020 | 13:55

Coronavirus Postpones Climate Summits, But Climate Action Cannot be Delayed.

The UNFCCC has confirmed the postponement of both the Bonn Conference and COP26. Although climate summits look unlikely in the near future, climate action cannot be delayed any further and countries…

25 04 2020 | 13:20

Alok Sharma: 'We must also follow the best scientific advice on climate change'.

COP26 President steps up calls for 'clean, inclusive and resilient recovery' that delivers on the goals of the Paris Agreement, as polling reveals huge support for accelerate climate action UK…

25 04 2020 | 12:38

UNECE Shares Energy-Efficiency Best Practices throughout Europe.

  STORY HIGHLIGHTS -To help countries deliver on climate and environmental targets related to buildings, the report shares best practices on adopting, implementing, and enforcing energy efficiency…

25 04 2020 | 12:04

How Covid-19 is refocussing sustainable finance.

A broader focus of sustainable finance is needed to support sustainable business models covering both environmental and social elements, argues Constance Chalchat from BNP Paribas CIB

23 04 2020 | 08:27

UN Secretary-General Earth Day message.

New York, 22 April 2020  

22 04 2020 | 16:51

'The opportunity to do things right': UN Secretary-General backs green recovery.

Antonio Guterres argues leaders must act decisively to deal with both the coronavirus and climate crisis - just hours after President Trump vows to bail out the US oil industry United Nations…

17 04 2020 | 11:04

Special Academy Series Tuesday, 21 April COVID-19: Sustainable Finance and the Future of the Global Economy

In the wake of the economic volatility created by the pandemic, it is clear that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are material factors that business must manage appropriately. From…

09 04 2020 | 10:47

COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate, says UN Environment chief.

Greenhouse gas emissions are down and air quality has gone up, as governments react to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, has cautioned…

08 04 2020 | 11:23

Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief.

Warning comes as destruction of nature increasingly seen as key driver of zoonotic diseases. The United Nations’ biodiversity chief has called for a global ban on wildlife markets – such as the one…

04 04 2020 | 13:50

UN Launches Global Humanitarian Appeal for Vulnerable Countries, WHO Updates Response Plan.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs launched a Consolidated Global Humanitarian Appeal to support approximately 40 vulnerable countries in fighting COVID-19.

08 03 2020 | 10:21

Generation Equality.

Empowerment, ahead of International Women's Day (8 March). Check out our curated list of gender-related UN events this year. We also look at how gender equality is intrinsically linked to…

17 02 2020 | 10:29

UN uses video game to carry our 'world's biggest' climate change survey.

Mission 1.5 campaign designed to give 20 million people their say on the best means for governments to tackle climate change A video game designed to capture the views of 20 million people on how to…

24 01 2020 | 08:48

Nigel Topping appointed UK High Level Climate Action Champion.

Joint announcement by the incoming UK Presidency of COP26 and UN Climate Change Nigel Topping has today been appointed by the UK Government as its High Level Climate Action Champion ahead of UN…

22 01 2020 | 09:07

UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty.

1 in 5 countries will see per capita incomes stagnate or decline this year.