These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate UNEP Pro-Science based on supporting the consensus of science regarding climate change. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Kenya 103/180
Founded in 1974, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a program of the United Nations that coordinates the organization’s environmental activities and assists developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong.
Funded by / Ownership
The UNEP is a part of the United Nations and is funded through governments that are a part of the UN.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the primary focus of UNEP is combating climate change. Articles typically feature low biased wording such as this: Ten years of climate neutrality for The UN Environment Programme. UNEP has faced criticism for promoting climate disasters such as in 1989 when they claimed disaster would occur within 30 years. Recently, UNEP has followed a more pro-science objective when it comes to climate change.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate UNEP Pro-Science based on supporting the consensus of science regarding climate change. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/21/2019)