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UN Environment 3h
Environmental crimes are widely recognized as among some of the most profitable forms of transnational criminal activity. However, efforts to protect the environment are on the rise. See how ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ
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UN Environment 7h
Countries are negotiating a significant treaty on use of marine that lies beyond national jurisdictions. Nearly 2/3 of the oceans - 70% of the planet's surface area - will be regulated by this treaty๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’™ Learn โžก๏ธ
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UN Environment 20h
Hey teachers - leave those plastics alone! This year you and your students can help turn the tide on plastic pollution. Join our Back to School Plastic Challenge for a chance to win a prize for your school:
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UN Environment 22h
Turtles ๐Ÿข have outlived the dinosaurs ๐Ÿฆ– and have been around for 200 million years. They play an enormous ecological role but are now under threat of extinction. We must do more to protect their habitats.
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UN Environment Sep 20
"I founded Better Blue because I realized that our oceans donโ€™t have a voice. Everyone should have the responsibility to protect this blue planet." Miao Wang of China is a Young Champion of the Earth:
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UN Environment Sep 20
Let's go green! ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’š Assigning green number plates to electric and other low-emission vehicles may encourage the move to cleaner vehicles.
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UN Environment Sep 20
By promoting and investing in innovative solutions we can come up with ways of enhancing the wealth from Africa's rich biodiversity in forests, rangelands, wildlife and marine resources.
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UN Environment Sep 19
Fighting plastic pollution starts at school! We want schools & youth groups worldwide to help us & participate in our Back to School Plastic Challenge. Learn more ๐Ÿ‘‰
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UN Environment Sep 19
Arpit Dhupar of India is a Young Champion of the Earth. His groundbreaking technique filters 90% of particulate matter from diesel generators & turns it into ink, without impairing mechanical performance.
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UN Environment Sep 19
Environmental action can play a leading role in socio-economic transformation in Africa through targeted actions to maximize the productivity of catalytic sectors mainly nature-based agriculture and clean energy.
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Joyce Msuya Sep 19
Africa stands on the right side of history to support the environment. We have the human resources, natural wealth, and leadership to transform our region. Pleasure to speak at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment today
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UN Environment Sep 19
A battle is raging in the courts, on the ground and in the hearts and minds of many Germans over a remnant of ancient forest which a local mining company wants to clear to extend a lignite mine.
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UN Environment Sep 18
Ecosystem degradation costs Africa 68 billion USD annually coupled with losses of up to 6.6 million tonnes of potential grain harvest. We need solutions to sustainable socio-economic development and poverty alleviation across Africa.
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UN Environment Sep 18
For this Spanish city to they took back the public space for residents by getting rid of cars. This has paid off to the tune of a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions & metro style maps showing typical walking times! ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ
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UN Environment Sep 18
The environment is oftentimes a casualty in conflict. Destruction of natural resources, contamination and land use pressure are all potential conflict consequences. Fortunately, a lot of work is being done to reduce these risksโ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘‡
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UN Environment Sep 18
"My work focuses on training women in the energy sector to take the lead in the workplace and at home, to make a difference and have an impact." Heba Al-Farra of Palestine is a Young Champion of the Earth:
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UN Environment Sep 18
The African continent holds 30% of the worldโ€™s mineral reserves, roughly 65% of its arable land and 10 per cent% of its internal renewable energy sources. With innovative solutions, we can tap into these resources and solve environmental challenges.
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UN Environment Sep 18
The depletion of ecosystems that are the foundation of food production via the provision of goods & services costs Africa some $68 bn annually. Curbing inefficiencies could translate to enhanced food security and an injection of $83 bn into the regional economy. Follow
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UN Environment Sep 17
These elephants were born without tusks. This deficiency has actually been an enormous advantage as they can avoid being killed for their ivory. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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Erik Solheim Sep 17
Wonderful meeting with and today in Paris. Strong political leadership is key to solving environmental challenges. Thank you France!
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