Posts Tagged ‘UNEP’

HELMEPA hails the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Barcelona Convention…

HELMEPA hails the 40th anniversary  of the signing of the Barcelona Convention…
HELMEPAhails the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Barcelona Convention for the protection of the environment in the Mediterranean  The 19th Conference of Mediterranean States for the Environment in the framework of UNEP’s Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) is taking place until tomorrow,...
February 11th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Climate, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean

Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean
Photo Credit: Red Rose Exile CC Athens, 2 February 2016 – More than 150 delegates from 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union, all parties to the Barcelona Convention, will meet in Athens next week to decide on key environmental issues related to the marine and coastal areas of the...
February 4th, 2016 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the 2nd South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum

Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the 2nd South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum
UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw For decades, North-South cooperation was seen as essential in helping developing countries. Today, it is South-South cooperation that is on the rise, with interregional trade expected to overtake that in the North:  Minister Xie, Under Secretary General Ambassador...
December 6th, 2015 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks
Achim Steiner – UNEP Nairobi, 14 November 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner released the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris on 13 November: “As part of the UN family, we join UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon in offering our deepest...
November 14th, 2015 | Environment, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, UN | Read More

Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter

Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter
Five days until UNEP’s first MOOC on Marine Litter starts, sign up today! Did you know that coastal boarder countries produced 2.5 billion tons of waste in the year 2010 and 275 million tons was plastic, the most abundant type of marine litter? To address the global challenge of marine litter, UNEP...
October 22nd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Climate, Education and Training, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Platform features in “Gender heroes” brochure by Basel Convention/UNEP

Platform features in “Gender heroes” brochure by Basel Convention/UNEP
Platform News – Platform features in “Gender heroes” brochure by Basel Convention/UNEP Brussels,  1 September 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition of non-governmental organisations working to promote safer, cleaner and more just ship recycling...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Illegally Traded and Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources…

Illegally Traded and Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources…
Photo Credit: baselactionnetwork cc Illegally Traded and Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources, Says UNEP report Tue, May 12, 2015 Inconsistency in Cross-Border Regulations Challenge to Effective Control of Illegal Waste Trafficking. Geneva,...
May 12th, 2015 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

The Swiss expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” Reaches New York

The Swiss expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” Reaches New York
The expedition aims to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in the ocean The world’s oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational. New York, 9 April 2015 – The Race...
April 9th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Countries Get Serious About Wildlife Crime, Pledge Tougher Penalties for Traffickers and Kingpins

Countries Get Serious About Wildlife Crime, Pledge Tougher Penalties for Traffickers and Kingpins
Kenya celebrated the 2015 World Wildlife Day by burning 15 tonnes of illicit ivory. Kasane, 27 March 2015 – Thirty-two countries and several international organizations have pledged new and tougher action on combating the wildlife trade during the Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane,...
March 27th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, Organisations | Read More

UN Report Calls For Bold and Accelerated Global Action to Meet Biodiversity Targets by 2020

UN Report Calls For Bold and Accelerated Global Action to Meet Biodiversity Targets by 2020
l to r: Event moderator David Ainsworth , CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea H.E. Seongkyu Yoon, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, President of Korea Environment Institute Park Kwang-Kook, GBO-4 Lead Author Paul Leadley. Report Tracks Progress...
October 6th, 2014 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Organisations, UN | Read More

The Minamata Convention on Mercury…

The Minamata Convention on Mercury…
The Minamata Convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation do, sep 25, 2014 An additional 18 countries sign the...
September 25th, 2014 | Climate, Environment, Organisations, Pollution, UN | Read More

Building REDD+ Expertise to Address Climate Change Challenges

Building REDD+ Expertise to Address Climate Change Challenges
Forests in a Changing Climate: A Sourcebook for Integrating REDD+ into Academic Programmes  Nairobi, 20 August 2014 – While significant efforts are underway to better understand the role that forests play in climate change, the field of study remains relatively new. This is especially true when...
August 20th, 2014 | Associations, Climate, Environment, Organisations, UN | Read More

UNEP’s Climate Technology Centre and DNV GL announce strategic partnership

UNEP’s Climate Technology Centre and DNV GL announce strategic partnership
(Arendal, Norway, 14 August 2014) – UNEP’s Climate Technology Centre and DNV GL announce a strategic partnership that aims to accelerate global development, transfer and deployment of climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies to developing countries. Today the UN Environment Programme...
August 15th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Climate, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

First-Ever UNEA, Ground-Breaking Platform for Policy Leadership, Gets Underway

First-Ever UNEA, Ground-Breaking Platform for Policy Leadership, Gets Underway
Mr. Naysan Sahba, Director of the Division of Communication and Public Information of UNEP, speaks at the start of the first-ever session of UNEA. Seated are (L-R): H.E. Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi; Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive...
June 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Organisations | Read More

Vibrant Celebrations for World Environment Day Conclude Around the World

Vibrant Celebrations for World Environment Day Conclude Around the World
H.E Ambassador Irwin Larocque, CARICOM Secretary General; Rt. Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P.. Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, The Public Service and Urban Development of Barbados; Dr. The Honourable Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines; Achim...
June 6th, 2014 | Environment, UN | Read More

Ian Somerhalder Designated as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2014

Ian Somerhalder Designated as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2014
Ian_Somerhalder Actor and Environmentalist Ian Somerhalder Designated as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2014 Bridgetown, Barbados, 5 June 2014 – Ian Somerhalder – an actor best known for his work on the Warner Brothers international hit TV Series, “The Vampire Diaries, ” and...
June 5th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment | Read More

Fisheries Reform: Time to Draw in the Net

Fisheries Reform: Time to Draw in the Net
Fisheries Reform: Time to Draw in the Net Wed , Jul 10, 2013 – By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director The agreement promises to reverse decades of excessive overfishing by European fleets Achieving healthy fish stocks globally was...
July 12th, 2013 | Fisheries, Oceanology | Read More

HELMEPA takes part in the review of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Med

HELMEPA takes part in the review of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Med
Upon the invitation of the United Nations Environment Programme Coordinating Unit for the marine pollution assessment and control component of the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP MED POL), the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association-HELMEPA participated in the first meeting of the government-designated...
May 21st, 2013 | Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More