UNEP is organizing, supporting and contributing to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on ambitious action required on biodiversity, climate and the SDGs. Day-to-day updates and event info are being shared here.
UN Environment ProgrammeWe are organizing, supporting & contributing to the 75th session of #UNGA, highlighting how governments, civil society, citizens can & should take ambitious action on the environment, biodiversity, climate and the #GlobalGoals🇺🇳
Daily updates ⤵️
A dhow – a traditional East African sailboat – made entirely from discarded plastic is about to set sail around Lake Victoria to raise awareness about marine litter.
UN Environment ProgrammeA dhow with a difference: @theflipflopi
Rather than the traditional wooden construction, the 10-metre, 7️⃣-tonne vessel was made entirely from waste plastic collected on Kenya’s 🇰🇪 beaches.
Next expedition➡️around Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake.
Some species of rhinoceros are among the world’s most endangered animals, threatened by both habitat loss and poaching. Learn more about these iconic animals by taking this quiz to mark World Rhino Day on 22 September.
Alarmed by widespread degradation, the climate crisis and plummeting biodiversity, governments last year declared 2021-2030 as the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade).
UN Environment Programme“The #COVID19 pandemic has laid bare how our health & well-being depend on the health of the planet. Pulling together in a global movement for restoration is key to making our societies & economies stronger & fitter for the future.” @andersen_inger
UN Environment Programme“Reviving ecosystems can bring huge rewards, especially when it is carefully planned & carried out. The @UN Decade provides a platform for groups of all kinds to find the information & partners they need to make restoration a success.” @FAODG head of @FAO
A new, first of its kind fund to protect coral reefs was officially launched today on the sidelines of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, with a coalition of partners convening to mobilise resources to make coral reefs more resilient. The...
UN Environment ProgrammeDespite their immense value and immense vulnerability, the protection of coral reefs has been underfunded on a global scale.
Action #ForNature ⬇️
🆕 first of its kind fund launched to mobilize resources to protect this critical ecosystem.
Against a backdrop of environmental crisis, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a chance to revive the natural world that supports us all. Here are ten actions in the strategy of the UN Decade that can build a #GenerationRestoration.
UN Environment ProgrammeThe UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to stop & reverse the destruction and degradation of billions of hectares of ecosystems.
Here are 🔟 actions in the freshly revealed strategy of the UN Decade that can build #GenerationRestoration.
UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 report outlines eight major transitions needed to slow, then halt nature’s accelerating decline
Final report card on Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set in 2010: 6 of world’s 20 goals “partially achieved” by 2020...
UN Environment ProgrammeDespite encouraging progress in several areas, the natural world is suffering badly and getting worse.
#GBO5 report from @UNBiodiversity outlines eight major transitions needed to slow, then halt nature’s accelerating decline.
As the ice cover atop Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro continues to shrink, climber Will Gadd is forced to change his ascent of Africa’s highest peak.
UN Environment Programme#DYK if all land ice melted, sea levels would rise about 70 metres worldwide? Glaciers store huge amounts of the world’s freshwater. But #GlobalHeating is causing them to melt fast with potentially huge consequences for the 🌍& for people.
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Under the banner of Generation Restoration, the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) are launching the Restoration Stewards program to support and highlight the work of five young restoration practitioners and...
Climate change has not stopped for COVID19. Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and continue to increase. Emissions are heading in the direction of pre-pandemic levels following a temporary decline caused by the...
UN Environment ProgrammeGreenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and continue to increase.
Climate change has not stopped for #COVID19.
🆕 #UnitedinScience report ⤵️
UN Environment Programme“Never before has it been so clear that we need long-term, inclusive, clean transitions to tackle the #ClimateCrisis & achieve sustainable development. We need science, solidarity & solutions.”
With extreme air pollution events on the rise, global efforts to reduce pollution and its effects will receive an advocacy boost when, for the first time ever, the world marks the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7 September.
UN Environment ProgrammeFor the 1st time ever, the world marks the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7 September.
#WorldCleanAirDay calls for decisive global action to #BeatAirPollution.
UN Environment Programme“#COVID19 lockdowns have shown that a cleaner sky is possible. That people are willing to listen to science. That we can act quickly to protect human health. We must take similar urgent action to lift the smog of air pollution.” - @andersen_inger