- UN Environment and BNP Paribas have today signed a milestone agreement at the One Planet Summit to establish Sustainable Finance Facilities, collaborative partnerships aimed at raising development capital to drive sustainable economic growth in emerging countries.
- UN Environment and BNP Paribas will collaborate to identify suitable commercial projects with measurable environmental and social impact, with a target of capital funding amounting to USD 10 billion by 2025 in developing countries.
Le 12 décembre 2017, à l'occasion de l'anniversaire de l'adoption de l'Accord historique de Paris sur les changement climatiques, de nombreux dirigeants de la communauté internationale se retrouvent dans la capitale française dans le but d'accélérer les engagements pour ralentir les changements climatiques.
Almost 2.5 million pledges from governments, civil society, businesses, and individuals were logged -
If all commitments are met, 1.49 billion people will breathe clean air, one-third of the word’s coastlines will be clean, and USD 18.6 billion of investment will come online - Ministerial declaration outlines action areas as assembly passes 13 resolutions
My name is Basmina and I’m a teacher in Haji Saheban village in Nangarhar province. Around here, our lives are pretty good. Unlike other parts of Nangarhar life is peaceful, we don’t have too many problems with insecurity, and there have been a big effort made over the past decade to reconstruct and rebuild our village, we have access to clean water, – hospitals and schools have been built, and we even have women doctors in our hospitals for the first time.
Port-Salut, le 21 juin 2017 — Avec l’appui de l’ONU environnement/Haïti, l’Organisation Pêche Artisanale et Développement Intégré (PADI) développe la filière apicole dans le Sud. Réalisée plus spécifiquement dans les environnements immédiats de l’écosystème de mangroves de St Jean Sud/Abacou, cette initiative vise à atténuer la coupe des mangroves et offrir une activité alternative génératrice de revenus aux habitants de la zone.
November 2017, Khartoum – As the effects of climate change continue to impact the people of Sudan, greater efforts are being made to understand and manage water. Sudan is heavily reliant on the Nile River for its water needs, but attention is shifting towards the multitude of alternative sources to help support livelihoods which are becoming increasingly threatened by climate change. This is especially true in areas that are further from the Nile where people rely, almost exclusively, on seasonal wadis or streams and underground water sources for subsistence.
Port-Salut, le 14 novembre 2017 — Le Ministère de l’Environnement replante la mangrove de St Jean du Sud /Abacou.
As part of the adapt for environment and climate resilience project (ADAPT!), the Government of Sudan, supported by the UK Department for International Development and UN Environment, is strengthening its policy framework around tackling climate change. With Sudan having ratified the Paris Agreement in August 2017, the government is now focusing on revising its nationally determined contribution (NDC) which spells out what actions it will take to mitigate climate change.
The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany on 6 November.
The event – hosted jointly by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), UN Environment and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme – aimed to draw attention to the value of inclusive ocean and climate management.
Dan Stothart, Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer for UN Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean, gives a first-hand account of the challenges facing the Caribbean island.
Many people have probably only heard of Dominica in passing. Most would confuse this tiny Caribbean island with the Dominican Republic, its larger sister to the northeast. Still, some might remember Hurricane Maria slamming through Dominica in September before the news channels filled with the devastation that Maria then wrought on Puerto Rico.
By Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment
The smoke that billowed from the burning oil fields was so thick it blocked out the sun. By the time I reached Qayarrah, where Islamic State fighters had set fire to 18 oil wells, the fires were already out but a film of black soot had settled over the Iraqi town like toxic snow. Even the sheep had turned black.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step is a Chinese proverb that has long made its way into the public consciousness. Ant Financial is taking this proverb and amplifying it to help bring an end to climate change – by using its digital clout to ensure tens of millions of steps to cut out greenhouse gas emissions.
Following a request from the Government of Dominica through the Caribbean Disasters and Emergency Management Agency, two disaster waste management experts were deployed to Dominica by the UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit. Hurricanes Irma and Maria have caused extensive damage in Dominica, with 80-90% of buildings damaged and 75% of trees reported blown down or having branches and foliage stripped. With support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the (European) Union Civil Protection Mechanism, the two experts were deployed from 4 to 25th of October.
Rabobank and UN Environment join forces to finance sustainable agriculture with new billion-dollar facility
Facility aims to finance sustainable land use and help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
Facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production
Sudan – UN Environment and partners are working to enhance women’s role in conflict resolution and environmental management at the community level.
Al Rahad, a dusty town in central Sudan, is emblematic of the challenges facing the country. Drought and deforestation have created tensions between the communities that rely on the region’s dwindling natural resources. At times, these tensions have escalated to conflict.
18 September 2017, Apia, Samoa – Four countries launched national publications today at the Pacific Environment Forum, detailing the state of the environment and national strategies for environmental management.
The importance of periodic stocktaking exercises for Pacific islands, such as State of Environment (SOE) reports and National Environment Management Strategies (NEMS), was highlighted today during the launching of national environmental planning and monitoring tools at a side event at the Pacific Environment Forum in Apia, Samoa.
Kabul – On a recent Monday morning on 24 July, the Director General of National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), H.E.Mostafa Zaher and his environment team along with UN Environment and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) were strategizing improving the country’s environment and reviewing graphs projected on a meeting-room wall.