UN Environment

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem. 

Ocean life faces ‘onslaught of threats’ from human activity, but tools exist to save it

Underwater life is severely impacted by an “onslaught of threats,” but we already have the tools to positively influence ocean conservation, the UN said in a statement marking 2019 World Wildlife Day which, this year, is celebrated under the theme “Life Below Water: for people and planet.”

Boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops inspires fight for cleaner seas along African coast

After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailing boat made entirely from recycled plastic, known as the Flipflopi, has successfully raised awareness of the need to overcome one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges: plastic pollution.

‘Landscape without wildlife is just scenery’, says new UN envoy

UN Environment has a new patron with a remarkable track record of working with businesses and Governments to protect and conserve national parks - Kristine Tompkins, the first-ever UN Environment Patron of Protected Areas.

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News in Brief 11 July 2017 (PM)

Top banks join UN in promoting climate transparency

Eleven of the world’s leading banks, representing over US$7 trillion, have joined with the UN to promote climate transparency in financial markets.

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News in Brief 06 April 2017 (AM)

Sport a force for physical well-being and social empowerment: Bokova

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