United Nations Environment Programme

Vizjak points to green transition in address to UN Environment Assembly

Nairobi/Ljubljana – Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak highlighted the role and potential of green investment as he addressed in a video call a virtual session of the UN Environment Assembly, which started in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Monday.

Piraeus in UN-backed bank principles initiative

On Monday at the Global Roundtable in Paris, the United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and 28 banks from around the world launched the Principles for Responsible Banking for global public consultation.

Together the banks represent over $17 trillion in combined assets, and CEOs from 12 of the banks attended the launch.

French President: Europe Steps in to Cover US Shortfall in Funding Climate Science

French president Emmanuel Macron says that Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for the global climate body, the IPCC, BBC reports.

The scientific organisation has faced uncertainty since President Donald Trump outlined plans earlier this year to cut US funding.
The UK government also pledged to double their IPCC contribution.

Opening bell of Istanbul Stock Exchange rings for gender equality

Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8 and the 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Istanbul Stock Exchange (Borsa Istanbul) hosted an opening bell ceremony on March 6 in support of gender equality and women's economic empowerment.