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.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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. Maurice Strong founded it.
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 had 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 regarding climate change.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (02/16/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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