Growing gap between ambition and action as the world prepares for a future with increasing climate risks
Katowice, 06 December 2018 – While climate consciousness across the globe is on the rise, the fourth UN Environment Adaptation Gap Report released today has revealed a considerable gap between countries’ preparedness for climate change and the actual measures that should be put in place to prepare communities for a future of increasing climate risks.
LIBREVILLE, 9th November 2018 – African ministers of health and environment agreed today on a 10-year strategic plan to increase investment and accelerate joint health and environment priorities.
The Strategic Action Plan to Scale Up Health and Environment Interventions in Africa 2019 – 2029 to the African Union was adopted at the closing of the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment held in the Gabonese capital from 6 to 9 November.
UN Environment conducted an independent audit of the sites affected by the 2006 waste dumping from the Probo Koala in various parts of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The audit finds that none of the sites where waste from the Probo Koala was dumped show contamination exceeding the limits set by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for remediation. As a result, none of these sites requires additional intervention to clean up contamination from the 2006 dumping event.
Premature Deaths from Environmental Degradation Threat to Global Public Health, UNEP Report Says
Environmental impacts responsible for almost one quarter of all deaths, highlighting need to place environment at heart of efforts to improve human health
Danger posed by air pollution, chemicals, microplastics, zoonotic diseases and other environmental threats to human health revealed in series of reports released at second United Nations Environment Assembly
Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time
New report goes behind the headlines to examine some of the most worrying emerging environmental threats facing the world today, while offering ways to combat them
Nairobi, 20 May 2016 – From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops, a UNEP report out today seeks to highlight a number of the world’s key emerging environmental issues.
Paris, 10 December 2015 – Recognizing the link between climate change and human rights is an important step towards protecting the fundamental rights of communities across the planet, according to a new United Nations report presented at the Paris climate meeting today.
Juba, 15 June 2015 - On 15 June 2015, UNEP was part of the launch ceremony of the “Keep Juba Clean” campaign. The campaign, which is a month long event, is part of the preparations for celebration of 4th Anniversary of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan on 9th July 2015. First organized by UNEP in 2009, Keep Juba Clean campaigns help to raise awareness of sound waste management practices. These campaigns are well aligned with UNEP’s waste management programme for South Sudan.
UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes
Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda
Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
Paris, 4 April 2014 - The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) has agreed to expand actions in cleaner transport, alternative refrigeration, agriculture, municipal solid waste management and methane reduction in the oil and gas sector.
Citing recent data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showing that approximately 7 million people die each year because of indoor and outdoor air pollution, the Coalition also agreed to launch a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of the health effects of air pollution and to prompt action to mitigate its effects.
Third Africa Environment Outlook Addresses Key Environmental Risks for Human Health and Draws Pathways for Sustainable Future
Report Shows Good Policies for Addressing Environmental Challenges Affecting Human Health, But Weak Implementation
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Pre-publication results: UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water Management
New York / Nairobi, 4 May 2012 - Over 80 per cent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures on water resources from expanding populations, urbanization and climate change.
In many cases, such water reforms have produced significant impacts on development, including improvements to drinking water access, human health and water efficiency in agriculture.