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Angola, Seeking to Rebuild Elephant Populations, Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2016

Paris, 10 December 2015 – Angola, which is seeking to conserve its biodiversity-rich wildlife and rebuild its elephant population, is to host the 2016 World Environment Day (WED) celebrations, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Angolan government announced today at the COP21...
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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Videomessage at EEB 40th anniversary

UNEP's Executive Director, Achim Steiner, congratulates the European Environment Bureau (EEB) on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in a two day high level conference in Brussels. In a videomessage to the Module 2 – The next 40 years: placing sustainability at the heart of Europe’s policies , Mr...
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Launch of the #CleanSeas campaign to fight marine litter in Bali

23 Feb
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Organised by UN Environment
At the Economist World Ocean Summit Conference in Bali, UN Environment Head Erik Solheim is launching the #CleanSeas campaign. This is a global movement targeting governments, industry and consumers to urgently reduce the production and excessive use of plastic that is polluting the earth’s oceans...
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Batumi Declaration is first regional commitment for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into action on the ground

Batumi, Georgia, 12 June 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stands ready to support countries from the pan-European region in their transition to Green Economies after over 100 pledges for concrete actions were made by 34 governments and two organisations tying in with the 2030...
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UN declares war on ocean plastic

UN Environment launches major global #CleanSeas campaign to end marine litter Ten countries are already on board, as well as DELL Computers, singer Jack Johnson, actor Adrian Grenier and media personality Nadya Hutagalung More than 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year – equal...
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