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Value of environmental crimes reaches $258 bn: UNEP report

Environmental crimes have surpassed illegal trade in small arms in terms of profits accrued and the sophistication of perpetrators.

Bollywood actress Jacqueline supports UN campaign against illegal wildlife trade

Bollywood actress Jacqueline supports UN campaign against illegal wildlife trade

The '#WildforLife' campaign, launched Wednesday at the 2nd UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade in wildlife.

World facing 'grave environmental crisis', warns Pope Francis

Pope Francis said the world was facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya today on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

Rio 2016, UN Environmental Programme launch 'Green Passport' website, app

Rio 2016, UN Environmental Programme launch 'Green Passport' website, app

The Olympic organising committee in partnership with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) launched a "Green Passport" on Thursday (October 15) to promote eco-tourism throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro during Games-time next year.