Global countries make ‘historic’ commitment to tackle plastic pollution

Heads of state, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 nations have agreed to develop a legally binding agreement by 2024

UNEP calls on support for Kyrgyz Republic to transition away from coal

The call comes as the capital city of Bishkek ranked number two in the world earlier this month for air pollution despite a mild winter

UN: ‘Nature-based funding must triple by 2030’

To achieve net zero, a new report stresses nature-based spending must quadruple by 2050

UNEP launches free teaching kits on ozone layer and environmental protection

The first phase of the toolkits, targeting tweens, aims to help educate, raise awareness and inspire action among young people about the importance of the ozone layer and the need to protect it

UN makes a plea “to step up or face huge disruption”

The climate adaptation policies are still far behind and their cost could reach $300 billion a year by 2030, the UN Environment Programme estimates

UN: ‘Fossil fuel production will be more than double what is needed to stop global warming’

A new report from the UNEP claims that by 2030, governments will be producing 240% more coal than what is needed to keep warming at 1.5°C

Korea and UNEP partner to support technology transfer to combat climate change

They have signed a host country agreement, which is expected to pave the way for the establishment of a Partnership and Liaison Office in Korea for the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network

UNEP, IEA and Italy launch new initiative on power system modernisation

The Demand-Driven Electricity Networks Initiative (3DEN) will support countries on modernising their electricity systems through policy, regulation, technology and investment guidance

Sri Lanka and UN collaborate to fight plastic pollution

The CounterMEASURE project has developed an approach to tracking plastic pollution, using frontier technology like machine learning, GIS mapping and drones

UN: World must invest $8.1tn to tackle climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises

Governments, financial institutions and businesses are being urged to overcome the investment gap by placing nature at the heart of economic decision-making in the future