World Environment Day

Protect the environment, prevent pandemics, ‘nature is sending us a clear message’

On this year’s World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5, the UN is drawing links between the health of the planet, and human health, and highlighting the importance of protecting biodiversity, the system that supports life.

Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief

In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.

‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis

Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.

‘Everyone can do something’ to beat air pollution: UN environment official

When it comes to tackling air pollution - the greatest environmental threat to health, causing seven million premature deaths per year – “everyone can do something” to help prevent it. That’s the view of Tiy Chung, of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Climate and Clean Air Coalition, marking World Environment Day, on 5 June.

 

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With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert

An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”

Recycle Africa enlists UN help to turn “trash to treasure”

To mark the UN Ocean Conference, one African recycling company, has been raising awareness of marine , together with UN agencies on the Kenyan coast this week.

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UN and Africa: focus on Gabon, CAR and Ocean Conference

Gabon to create vast network of protected marine areas in Africa

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News in Brief 6 June 2017 (PM)

American actor Adrian Grenier latest UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Hollywood star Adrian Grenier has landed a new role: UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador.

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Greening world of work is the future: UN labour chief

Decent “green” jobs are the future and they must be placed at the heart of the sustainable development agenda, the chief of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

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Namibia’s abundant wildlife result of conservation efforts

Namibia has an abundance of wildlife and plant species because of its conservation efforts, the Minister of Environment and Tourism has said.

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