Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent...
UN Environment ProgrammeAfrica has been warming progressively since the start of the last century, and in the next five years, northern & southern Africa are set to get drier and hotter, while the Sahel region of Western Africa will get wetter.
#StateofClimateAfrica from @WMO⤵️
Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change,...
UN Environment ProgrammeMillions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States & Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the USA and Japan to low- and middle-income countries are hindering efforts to combat climate change. They are contributing to air pollution and are often involved in road accidents....
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We're launching a first-of-its-kind report that looks at 146 countries that import used vehicles, and calls for action to regulate the trade through the adoption of a set of harmonized minimum quality standards.
Rising inequality, biodiversity loss, the growing impact of climate change and unrelenting pressure on natural resources could lead to irreversible environmental damage in the Mediterranean Basin, according to a new report by the UN Environment...
The United Nations Environment Programme has launched an interactive webpage that gives netizens an up-close look at three iconic forests.
UN Environment ProgrammeEvery year, the world loses 4.7 million hectares of forests, an area larger than Denmark, to make way for cattle farms, palm plantations & soybean fields.
The new digital #WildForLife journey underlines how forests support both animals & humans.
The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the warning bells about our broken food system. As farmers and consumers grapple with disruptions in the global food supply chain, we are witnessing an exacerbation of threats to the natural environment. Since...
UN Environment ProgrammeThe challenges facing our food system are integrated--so the solutions must be as well.
Find out how @theGEF is transforming food systems to embed sustainability from farm to fork ⤵️
Farmers in Malawi who are struggling with the dual threats of climate change and an economic crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, are learning how to more accurately predict the weather and prepare for the eventuality of natural disasters,...
UN Environment ProgrammeIn recent years, East & Southern Africa have experienced an increase in floods, droughts and other severe & irregular climatic conditions, which have wiped out crops.
Learn about a project that helps Malawians to more accurately predict the weather. ⬇️
With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and resilient future, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.
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With nations striving to recover from the #COVID19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and resilient future - @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres ⬇️
The role of agroecology in food security and agriculture.
UN Environment Programme#DYK 𝙖𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 allows farmers to adapt to climate change, sustainably use and conserve natural resources and biodiversity?
Learn more about agroecology on #WorldFoodDay ⤵️
Extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency, intensity and severity as a result of climate change, hitting vulnerable communities disproportionately hard, a new UN report has revealed, calling for greater investment in effective...
UN Environment ProgrammeExtreme weather events have increased due to #ClimateChange.
"Being prepared and able to react at the right time, in the right place, can save many lives and protect the livelihoods" - @WMO chief.
6 key recommendations to improve early warning systems⤵️
“Local communities have to be involved in decisions about forests that affect their livelihoods,” says Tecla Chumba, a Kenyan woman from the Lembus tribe and mother of four. She set up a community forest association and asked the Kenya Forest...
UN Environment ProgrammeToday we celebrate the International Day of #RuralWomen!
As primary users and managers of forests, rural women’s unique knowledge, experience & involvement are crucial in protecting forests worldwide.
A #REDD+ story from Kenya⤵️ unenvironment.org/news-and-stori…
Countdown’s goal is to identify compelling responses to five big climate related questions and to activate the solutions by connecting citizens directly with business and political leaders. Join the Countdown.
To help prevent conflicts and at the same time protect the planet, “we all must tackle environmental degradation”, a top UN official told the Security Council on Thursday.
UN Environment ProgrammeOn preventing conflicts and environmental protection:
“If we, in a coordinated way, avoid, reduce and reverse land degradation we can better prevent and preempt and manage many conflicts in the world.” - @ibrahimthiaw of @UNCCD
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Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted – around 1.3 billion tonnes every year.
UN Environment ProgrammeCutting food waste is one of the most effective ways that
Can reduce our climate impact.
Learn about the importance of data in the push to #StopFoodLossWaste ⬇️
At the UN Biodiversity Summit in New York today, the video gaming industry showcased actions that they are taking around the issues of nature and biodiversity in games ranging from Angry Birds 2 to Subway Surfers