Revealed: Here's where the worst air pollution is in SA

2018-10-29 15:11

Satellite data from the TROPOMI instrument has shown Mpumalanga to be a global pollution hotspot.

Deeper carbon cuts needed

2016-11-03 17:36

The world's nations must urgently ramp up commitments to cut planet-warming carbon emissions to avoid "human tragedy".

UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts

2016-05-04 12:51

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim to head the UN environment agency and his intention to name Mexican ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano to the UN's top climate change p

Nature reserves on the rise but funds lacking: UN

2014-11-13 16:06

Vast areas of land and sea have become environmental sanctuaries in recent years but the world is not funding them adequately, the United Nations warns.

Ivory, charcoal funds criminal, terror groups

2014-06-25 06:46

Illegal charcoal, logging, ivory trading finances criminal and terrorist groups a UN group says.

Plastic waste causing $13bn in damage: UN

2014-06-23 13:20

The dumping of plastic waste into the world's oceans is causing at least $13bn a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warns at the global environment conference.

N2O emissions could double by 2050 - Unep

2013-11-22 11:31

Nitrous oxide emissions could almost double by 2050 if more aggressive action is not taken, undermining global efforts to curb climate change, Unep says.

Poaching, timber theft cost world billions

2013-11-07 14:10

Officials from Interpol and the United Nations Environmental Programme are teaming up to combat environmental crime such as the killing of elephants and the theft of timber.

Yaya Toure says elephants face extinction

2013-10-29 17:21

Reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, star of Manchester City and Ivory Coast, has warned that the slaughter of elephants for their ivory was threatening their very existence.

Climate change featured in annual review

2013-02-18 17:32

Last year's record shrinkage of Arctic sea ice and a spell of catastrophic droughts, floods and storms have highlighted the risk to the planet from climate change.


Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds

2017-06-13 23:00

A rare Afghan marsh, which was once a royal hunting ground, is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency to help save migratory bird species.

Fuel 'too dirty' for Europe sold to Africa - report

2016-09-16 17:01

A campaign group, Public Eye, has criticised Swiss firms for their links to African trade in diesel with toxin levels that are illegal in Europe, a report says.

Adidas will use marine plastic waste in products from 2016

2015-04-20 11:44

German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products.

Molewa launches rhino project

2014-10-08 21:08

Environment Minister Edna Molewa has announced the official launch of the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project.

Cites calls for less talk, more action

2014-06-23 18:16

A wildlife protection agency has demanded less talk and more action against the poaching of elephants and other animals, saying it was time for the same "frontline" tactics used against human traffickers and drug gangs.

Raise your voice, not sea level

2014-06-05 20:47

The United Nations has used the occasion of World Environment Day to demand action on climate change for the protection of small island states threatened by rising seas.

Dire warnings as UN climate talks resume

2013-11-08 11:02

UN climate talks will resume in Warsaw amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions.

Environmental crime costs billions

2013-11-06 23:07

An environmental crime wave is costing the world tens of billions of dollars, say experts.

Mercury use out within 3 decades

2013-10-17 22:30

The UN environment chief sees mercury use phased-out under a new treaty within 3 decades.

Mercury treaty adopted in Geneva

2013-01-19 17:24

Delegations from about 140 countries have agreed to adopt a ground-breaking treaty limiting the use and emission of health-hazardous mercury.

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