For proper monitoring and implementation of the global conventions, transparency and availability of information from the key actors involved is important. The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention Secretariat…Read More
“More than 1.5 million children under the age of five lose their lives each year as a result of avoidable environmental impacts,” says a 2018 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment…Read More
18 June 2019 – “Aruanas”, an original production by Latin America’s biggest media company, Globo, co-produced by Maria Farinha Films, tells the story of four women’s fight against the odds to protect virgin forest…Read More
UN Environment and partners are seeking nominations for the fourth Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards. The awards recognize excellence in law enforcement by government officials and institutions or teams…Read More
Thank you Madam Chair,
Excellencies and distinguished guests,
It is a great honour for me to stand here before you today to deliver my first statement as the new Executive Director. and I thank you for this…Read More
Today’s environment is under immense and unprecedented pressure, and the field of international environmental law is evolving rapidly to meet these challenges.
Multilateral Environmental Agreements are the…Read More
The changes we need are huge—time is short
By Erik Lundberg, Finland's Ambassador to Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Seychelles and Permanent Representative to the UN Environment Programme and UN-Habitat.
Our planet and…Read More
According to a new UN Environment Programme report, countries may fail to meet the internationally agreed goal to minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals and waste by 2020.
The chemical industry is an important…Read More
Respecting rights and indigenous peoples were underlined as key to sustainably managing our landscapes throughout the Global Landscapes Forum. Over 600 attendees from 150 countries discussed incorporating and…Read More
According to reports from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), it is estimated that there are around 350,000 elephants left in Africa, but approximately 10,000–15,000 are killed each…Read More