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Inger Andersen 19m
An inspiring day one with colleagues around the 🌍 Each one of us has signed up for the job we do because we want to re-write the story of planetary stress. I look forward to all that we will achieve together!
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UN Environment 3h
Farmers in South Africa's Eastern Cape have replanted indigenous thicket on 330 plots to kick start what may be one of the largest ecological experiments in the world. Learn more about this work with , & the Government of South Africa. ⬇️
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UN Environment 8h
At present, the world is not on track to meet the by 2030 or 2050. But we can all play a part in revisiting our relationship with the food system & making a positive difference for a greener shared future:
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UN Environment 11h
South Africa 🇿🇦 aims to restore an area of thicket of over one million hectares, almost 200 times the size of Manhattan, providing work and income for thousands of people, for several years. Learn more about the potential benefits on 👇
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UN Environment Jun 16
New research shows that spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health & wellbeing: How much time do you spend outdoors connecting with nature?
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UN Environment Jun 16
Food production uses 50% of habitable land, of which 75% is used for livestock production. For a sustainable future, we need to rethink our food system:
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UN Environment Jun 15
Today is These majestic creatures are threatened by poaching & the illegal trade in wildlife. The actions that each of us takes matter. Fikiri Kiponda is & is making a difference with
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UN Environment Jun 15
In the Caribbean, tourism is estimated to generate as much as 166 million tons of waste annually. 27 Small Island Developing States have come together in a bid to manage & eliminate toxic chemicals & waste in some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems.
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Joyce Msuya Jun 15
"Never before has the environmental mandate been more visible, recognized and acted upon. But then never before have the stakes been higher." Our new Executive Director reflects on the planetary challenge facing humanity.
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UN Environment Jun 15
the total cost of the 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food lost or wasted every year is $1 trillion? We need policies that reduce food loss & waste by 5⃣0⃣% across the entire value chain -
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EU Environment Jun 15
All the best from Europe! Many challenges ahead, for all of us, you can count on 🇪🇺
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Joyce Msuya Jun 14
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Inger Andersen Jun 14
Replying to @andersen_inger
I will do everything I can to work with staff, Member States & partners to make this happen. I look forward to continuing the global conversation on the environment with all of you!
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Inger Andersen Jun 14
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Success 4 means: Stabilizing ecosystems & protecting species Preventing 7 million deaths per year fr air pollution Countries taking action towards sustainable consumption & production A 🌍 powered by clean energy All of humanity reaping benefits of a healthy planet
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Inger Andersen Jun 14
Replying to @UNEnvironment
We will keep evolving & improving at , adhering to the high standards expected of an institution with the powerful global mandate of safeguarding life on earth. Our success will be defined by how we support Member States & their peoples to “shift the needle”.
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Inger Andersen Jun 14
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We will continue to support & assist nations as they work towards & a sustainable future. We will also continue our close collaboration with business & civil society, without whom change at the speed & scale we need simply will not be possible.
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Inger Andersen Jun 14
Replying to @UNEnvironment
The Programme is the link between science & policy action by governments, a key driving force for change. Our work is fully aligned with the , the & Convention & many other international processes.
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Inger Andersen Jun 14
Today I take up the leadership of the Programme. We have serious work ahead and we can get the job done. Thread ⬇
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UN Environment Jun 14
“From environmental & scientific assessments we know that it is entirely possible for humanity to fix the problems we have caused. Now, more than ever, the will to act is in place.” Karibu , new UN Environment Programme Executive Director!
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UN Environment Jun 14
If we can’t reduce emissions & control global warming, we risk runaway with huge financial costs. The good news is that immediate changes to air pollution levels have immediate effects. via
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