Latest United Nations Environment Programme Stories

2012-02-21 14:01:00

'Conditions right for important reform of environmental governance' With environmental threats on the rise and more than 120 countries now in favor of reforming international environmental governance, conditions are right to create a new, specialized global environmental agency, says one of the world's leading scientists. In a keynote address to government ministers meeting Tuesday in Kenya, Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and former co-chair of the...

UN Reports Man Is Destroying The Earth Quicker Than Expected
2011-11-02 05:31:37

The United Nations has released a new report that states man is destroying the Earth at a quicker than expected pace. The report tracks the environmental changes the planet has undergone during the last 20 years. The changes the report discusses includes statistical data on population, climate change, energy and food security. The Executive Director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP), Achim Steiner, is urging world leaders to take heed to the areas that the report suggests need urgent...

2011-10-11 09:36:05

Assigning environment-related legal cases to specialized tribunals, courts and judges is among the ideas being aired as experts convene in Malaysia for a two-day United Nations conference on the relationship between the world's law, justice and governance systems and sustainable development. High court "green benches" already exist in India, established by that country's Supreme Court to ensure judges have the expertise and resources to properly consider environmental issues....

2011-07-12 15:30:00

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), formerly Tyco Electronics, today announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), further reinforcing the company's commitment to corporate responsibility and ethical business practices around the world. TE Connectivity joins over 8,700 companies and other stakeholders from more than 130 countries in supporting the Compact's 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human...

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