21 December 2018

UNEP DTU Partnership at COP and beyond

21 December 2018 - UNEP DTU Partnership will advance our efforts building on the results of COP24, to support countries living up to new demands. COP24 was charged with completing work on the Paris Agreement Work Programme to operationalize the 2015 treaty. The outcome, the so-called Katowice Climate Package, includes decisions on nearly all of [...]

19 October 2018

Climate model adds transparency to National Reporting and NDC updates

19 October 2018 - Ghana has used UNEP DTU Partnership climate model in reporting on climate change mitigation actions and will use it to update their National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement Calculating current and future greenhouse gas emissions, and the effects of climate actions is critical in the global struggle to limit the [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

20 June 2018

Roadmap to healthier, cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission

Brussels, 20 June 2018 – To address the threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing, UN Environment and the European Commission today adopted the ‘2018 Oceans roadmap 2.0’, an agreement to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep our oceans healthy, productive and resilient. The Roadmap 2.0 on Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans sees [...]

18 June 2018

Waste-to-energy where it is needed the most

18 June 2018 - Waste management and access to energy services are important development issues throughout the world. In humanitarian contexts however, they are often not sufficiently considered. Current solutions tend to address the immediate needs, but do not always consider the longer-term impacts and future needs. Insufficient supply of energy and unsafe waste [...]

5 June 2018

New report offers global outlook on efforts to beat plastic pollution

New Delhi, 5 June 2018 – Released today, a new report from UN Environment finds a surging momentum in global efforts to address plastic pollution. The first-of-its-kind accounting finds governments are increasing the pace of implementation and the scope of action to curb the use of single-use plastics. In what is framed as the first [...]

1 June 2018

Exploring alternative materials to reduce plastic pollution

Nairobi, 1 June 2018 – In an effort to equip the world with the tools and knowledge to reduce plastic litter from ending up in our ocean, rivers, and lakes, UN Environment today published a report assessing the potential of replacing conventional plastics with alternative materials in certain applications. The ocean has increasingly become a [...]

28 May 2018

How to fix the leaking bathtub: Transforming the global energy system

28 May 2018 - Hundreds of energy leaders from all across the world gathered in Copenhagen for the 11th Energy Efficiency Global Forum joining in sessions for learning, networking and inspiring conversations on energy efficiency Hundreds of energy leaders from all across the world gathered in Copenhagen for the 11th Energy Efficiency Global Forum last [...]

2 May 2018

UN Environment challenges citizens to “Breathe Life”

May 2, 2018 – UN Environment has today launched the BreatheLife Challenge and calls upon citizens to reduce their contribution to air pollution by committing to walk, bike or take public transport for 26 miles during the month of May. The initiative comes on the heels of a new report from the World Health Organization [...]