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This training is organized in the context of acquiring a better understanding of the integration among “Water-Energy-Food” (WEF) Nexus that are essential for human well-being, poverty alleviation and achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Projection in Africa indicates that by 2030 its population will increase and reach to more than…
In 1970 the first Earth Day ushered in a new environmental consciousness and a wave of environmental laws. 50 years later we are fighting to protect our climate and our future. Many leaders on the front lines can be found in religious and indigenous communities.
On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Faith for Earth is partnering with the Parliament of World’s religions on this global…
Updated on 7 April 2020: Conference postponed
In Early 2019, Faith for Earth, organized with EU-DEVCO a capacity building workshop for EU staff members on Climate Change and Religions. The workshop resulted in an agreement to hold an international conference in Brussels on the role of religions, religion leaders and Faith-Based Organizations in combating climate change.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
Globally, around 25% of all animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. This year the International Day for Biological Diversity is targeted towards raising awareness and building momentum on the importance of biodiversity as well as global issues on biodiversity loss, in the lead up to the United Nations Biodiversity Conference.
The IP4 meeting has been postponed. More information to follow.
The fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP4) is scheduled to take place on 23 to 27 March 2020 in Bucharest, Romania.
The meeting will be held at the Palace of Parliament Strada Izvor, nr. 2-4, Bucharest (Romanian…
The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP3) will be take place from 25 to 29 November 2019 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.
Meeting documents and information on registration, credentials, events and exhibitions are available on the Minamata Convention website
Trading mercury interactive
SEA of Solutions 2019 is the first annual partnership week convened by SEA circular – an initiative from the UN Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), with support from the Swedish Government – to inspire market-based solutions and encourage enabling policies to prevent marine plastic pollution in South East Asia.
SEA circular works in…
UN Environment is working with UNCTAD and other partners to make trade work for sustainable development. This first UN Trade and SDGs Forum is a platform to discuss, connect, and advance this goal.
Trade has been identified by the 2030 Agenda as a key tool for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Also, trade affects the climate in multiple ways. At the same,…
On 30 July at 13:30 CEST/GMT+2 (Geneva time), UN Environment will be hosting a webinar on Undertaking Oil-Contaminated Site Assessments (register here). This Executive Webinar introduces the goals and procedures for oil-contaminated site assessments (CSA), identifying and describing the properties and weathering of oil in different environments, the types and sources of contamination, and…
Aid for Trade Global Review 2019:Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment
Session 69: Aid for trade: a vehicle to build climate resilience
Date: 4 July 2019
Location: Room W, WTO, Geneva
Organizer(s): UN Environment and EU
Click here for further information about the Aid for Trade Global Review.
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The Caribbean Cooling Initiative coordinated by UN Environment’s United for Efficiency partnership presented the first draft of a national strategy to transform the refrigeration and air conditioning market in the Dominican Republic, during a high-level consultation meeting in Santo Domingo with representatives of the Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources, Energy and Mines, Tourism…
Between 2014 and 2018, the Chemicals and Health Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme implemented and executed the project “Development of a Plan for Global Monitoring of Human Exposure to and Environmental Concentrations of Mercury” funded by the Global Environment Facility.
The project aimed at identifying approaches, existing monitoring networks and worldwide capacities…
Fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly.
Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production.
The theme Innovative solutions, covering policies, financing, technologies, partnerships and multistakeholder processes – are key both to solving many environmental challenges, as well as to accelerating sustainable development more…
A ONU Meio Ambiente convida professores e estudantes de todo o Brasil a participar do Desafio de Volta às Aulas Mares Limpos, uma mobilização global para reduzir o uso de plástico descartáveis nas escolas e no dia a dia das crianças.
O iniciativa tem como objetivo levar mais informação aos alunos, colégios e famílias sobre o problema do consumo excessivo do plástico. A proposta é…