United Nations Environment Programme News

Begin Ogoniland cleanup now! | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

Coming more than seven years after the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the “Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland,” during which nothing concrete was done, this development should signify a departure from the years of foot dragging by government over the matter.

The Guardian , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018

Study: Increased levels of carbon dioxide could reduce brainpower

The United Nations Environment Programme’s latest Emissions Gap Report warned that global greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will be far higher than the level targeted to keep global temperatures within 2°C this century.

EWN , South Africa Dec 12, 2018

Guterres appoints Hanna Tetteh as head of UN office to the AU

Msuya, a Tanzanian, was appointed to head the United Nations Environment Programme following the resignation of its executive director Erik Solheim on claims of mismanagement of funds.

The Star , Kenya Dec 11, 2018

NEWS INDEPTH: Focus on miners, farmers as soil pollution rises

But when the heavy metal seeps into the soil, rivers and the food chain it causes serious health problems such as kidney failure, nervous breakdown and acute anaemia, which may not show symptoms for years, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 4, 2018

MUNANG: Africa’s response to climate change must evolve with the

The United Nations Environment Programme released this week the Emissions Gap Report 2018, showing that the world’s original level of ambition needs to be tripled if we are to stay within 2°C warming, and increased around fivefold for a 1.5°C scenario.

Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 30, 2018

Major boost for campaign against microplastics as Norway, WB pledge US$300mn

The use of plastic bags and containers has emerged in the recent days as a huge existential threat to the fishing industry with latest estimates by United Nations Environment Programme showing in excess eight million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean each year.

Capital News , Kenya Nov 29, 2018

Canada commits over $20mn in global efforts for sustainable ocean economy

The use of plastic bags and containers has emerged in the recent days as a huge existential threat to the fishing industry with latest estimates by United Nations Environment Programme showing in excess eight million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean each year.

Capital News , Kenya Nov 28, 2018

MÉNAGER: France supports research in marine science to 'make our planet great again'

Land-based plastic pollution in the oceans has finally made its way at the forefront of the international agenda, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working on a comprehensive Ocean Strategy.

The Star , Kenya Nov 28, 2018

Plastic pollution poses threat to water resources

The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) has found that marine litter costs a minimum of $8 billion annually in damage to marine ecosystems.

Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 27, 2018

Nyong’o calls for absolute ban of plastic to safeguard ocean resources

The use of plastic bags and containers has emerged in the recent days as a huge existential threat to the fishing industry with latest estimates by United Nations Environment Programme showing in excess eight million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean each year.

Capital News , Kenya Nov 27, 2018