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Official account of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). Think beyond, live within.
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UN Environment 3h
2/3 of humanity is expected to live in cities 🏙 by 2050 And urban areas account for 70% of the emissions that are propelling our planet into a climate unknown. We must for cities.
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UN Environment 6h
Since 1970, humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. We must start taking the protection of nature seriously.
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Erik Solheim 14h
I am sad to be leaving as we have achieved so much together. I will continue to champion the cause of the environment!
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UN Environment 17h
A dead whale that washed ashore in Indonesia had in its stomach: 115 plastic cups 4 plastic bottles 25 plastic bags 2 flip-flops A nylon sack & More than 1,000 other assorted pieces of plastic. We must for
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UN Environment 18h
Doñana National Park in southwestern Spain contains one of the largest wetlands in Western Europe. Despite its importance and popularity, the management of Doñana National Park remains a challenge. Help is on the way - from space🌌.
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UN Environment 21h
Investing in infrastructure for walking 🚶🏾‍♀️& cycling 🚴🏻‍♂️ leads to massive benefits for: The environment Safety Accessibility
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UN Environment Nov 20
Around 15% of the world’s terrestrial area is better safeguarded by conservation measures, as well as over 7% of the world’s oceans, ensuring the world is on track to meet important conservation targets.
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UN Environment Nov 19
Reducing environmental health risks could stop 1.5 million deaths of children under the age of 5 annually. Every child has the right to life and development.
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UNEnvironment Europe Nov 19
Deputy Head of refers to the challenge of mercury pollution for people and planet at , where countries have gathered to .
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UN Environment Nov 19
In Kenya, 95% of human waste isn't treated as it is energy-intensive & expensive. Meanwhile 75% of the population depends on traditional biomasses to cook. has designed a way to efficiently turn human feces into fuel.
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Joyce Msuya Nov 19
Our job is to ensure that mercury poisoning, as happened in Minamata in the 1950s, never happens again. Let’s keep this ambition front & centre as we work to strengthen the Minamata Convention. .
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UN Environment Nov 19
A trend we can get on board with! Reusable bottles have become more than just bottles. They are a planet-saving fashion trend worth £5.5bn.
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UN Environment Nov 19
LEDs- 💡Use less energy than conventional bulbs 💡Last 10-15 years longer 💡Don’t contain mercury 💡Result in cleaner air. They make sense in every way. Here's what you can do ⬇
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UN Environment Nov 18
From 💩 to fuel, saving 🌳🌳 in the process. is working to by making briquettes that burn cleaner & longer than traditional products.
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UN Environment Nov 18
62.5% of people around the world don't have access to sanitation. This means human waste is contaminating and polluting our environment. We must build toilets that work together with our environment.
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UN Environment Nov 18
Buying LED bulbs will help minimize artificial light's dent on your wallet, the planet, and its climate. Learn more here:
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UN Environment Nov 18
Cities are booming & these species live in protected areas that are near areas of rapid urban growth. reports on how smart urban planning can support people & nature:
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UN Environment Nov 18
The 5 main Greenhouse Gas producers are: Electricity, Agriculture, Manuafacturing, Transportation, & Buildings. stresses the importance of innovation in ALL of these areas in order to beat
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UN Environment Nov 17
Coral reefs provide protection from extreme weather, food, livelihoods & economic opportunity to more than 1/2 a billion people. These crucial ecosystems are being destroyed at an alarming rate: 📷The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey
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UN Environment Nov 17
The ocean faces growing pressure from unsustainable human activities. It is essential that we safeguard the precious biodiversity at risk.
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