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Italy gives 5 million euro to UN Environment Fund

6. February 2017 - 16:00
- Money will go to greening marine economy and boosting resource efficiency among others - Since 2014, Italy contributed over 10.5 euro million to the Environment Fund

European Commission, UN Environment step up cooperation to protect the world's oceans

5. January 2017 - 16:00
Green growth and biodiversity also on the agenda

UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity

5. January 2017 - 16:00
Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development - Pledges and commitments in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity made by Business; Cities and Subnational Authorities, IPLCs and Youth; - Capacity-building strategy agreed for the Convention and its Protocols; - Protected areas on the land and in the oceans and seas, expanding considerably, with Mexico increasing marine protection to 23 per cent; - Marine agenda advances with work on marine debris, underwater noise and spatial planning; - Decisions made on Climate-related Geoengineering, synthetic biology and others.

As countries rush to protect their seas, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh calls to preserve the Antarctic

5. January 2017 - 16:00
- Marine protected areas now cover 18.5 million km2 - over 5% of the global ocean and nearly 13% of territorial waters - Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh launches campaign to place an Antarctic area the size of Australia under protection - Mexico announces largest biological reserve in the country's history

Urban sprawl, mining and tourism are adding to the litter problem in mountains, but a new UN report shows way out

5. January 2017 - 16:00
- The 2015 Nepal earthquake produced 11 years-worth of debris in a single day - 140,000 kilograms of trash remain in Mt. Everest region following decades of tourism - Over a quarter of people in mountainous regions now live in cities

The Secretariat of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) strengthen cooperation on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

20. December 2016 - 16:00
- New agreement paves the way for enhanced cooperation between UN Environment and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states on environment and climate change - UN Environment working closely with the ACP Secretariat to support a more coherent and integrated approach towards the implementation of the sustainable development goals in African, Caribbean and Pacific states