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Official account of the United Nations Environment Programme. #WorldEnvironmentDay is 5 June. Together, we can #BeatAirPollution

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From jobs & food to health care ingredients & habitats , the world's oceans 🌊 provide a lot of our resources. The… https://t.co/1cZIz39kuq"To save the Pacific is to save the whole planet.” 🌏 First-hand observations from @AntonioGuterres on the state of… https://t.co/7IKxt9ZUvwDid you know that Chile🇨🇱 owns the biggest fleet of electric⚡️ buses in Latin America & the Caribbean? The countr… https://t.co/EbdqEgtaCh
5/26
2019
Are you a #BeatAirPollution whiz👩‍🎓❓❔ Take one of the quizzes at the #WorldEnvironmentDay site to test your knowle… https://t.co/z13L0Zi0WKBlack carbon • is one of the largest contributors to global warming. When we work to #BeatAirPollution we take… https://t.co/hKwxNe9kgtThe Rabab Garbage group has a bigger aim than producing good music from instruments curated from plastic waste alon… https://t.co/26XrgBRAteToday is #AfricaDay Africa contributes least to climate change but will be most affected. I'm optimistic because:… https://t.co/iQetoaYr0o
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentI am proud of our #WildforLife campaign for India. Each of us needs to know more and act. Don’t turn a blind eye if… https://t.co/ElFPVL9MGu
Retweeted by UN Environment7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution. To #BeatAirPollution, we need to act & t… https://t.co/vYjUNrc81TClean air is important to us. That’s why we’re participating in @UNEnvironment’s #MaskChallenge. Tweet a photo of y… https://t.co/saSW1KSCTY
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5/25
2019
93% children live in air pollution above WHO lines. Join me to stop pollution EVERY SINGLE DAY; bike, carpool, publ… https://t.co/lcSwDfdLgC
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentA big move by @TompkinsConserv, @pewtrusts & the Government of Chile 🇨🇱 to protect Chilean Patagonia, one of the la… https://t.co/OIZjyx4zBIEvery minute, 13 people in the world die before their time, because of air pollution. This #WorldEnvironmentDay I… https://t.co/BrpcfIREQk
Retweeted by UN Environment“Less pollution, more art. That’s what we’re going for." 🎨 Artists are shining light on one of the most pressing e… https://t.co/eOc6khAQvtA small step today 2 achieve impact 2morrow is what the Mask Challenge is all about. I pledge 2 plant a tree for… https://t.co/MG433DcyUa
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentHonoured to welcome @WilliamsRuto, Deputy President of Kenya to the UN Office in Nairobi today for #ShapeAfrica2019https://t.co/dHhgU2w4n0
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentFor #WorldEnvironmentDay, take a stand to help clean our precious air. Share your most creative mask photo, a com… https://t.co/ndvtT0wK8OAir pollution is the silent killer, causing 7 million premature deaths every year. Globally, an estimated 40 % of w… https://t.co/64uA2f5yIK
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5/24
2019
Illegal trade threatens the survival of turtle populations: sea turtles are poached for their meat, their eggs are… https://t.co/TCXCumRJ7PMore than 41% of households in Bangladesh still rely on firewood as the main cooking fuel. By virtue of their rol… https://t.co/rus9vHrRMoAir pollution is a global public health emergency and this is how it affects our bodies. Be part of the solution… https://t.co/Y77yHzcgmbGood news in the push to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas Plastic straws and drink stirrers, and cotton buds… https://t.co/C7UURbS8FDIn biodiversity-rich #Madagascar unsustainable practices have put wildlife at risk. This #BiodiversityDay read our… https://t.co/qBh2yXELhv
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5/23
2019
We can turn the tide on biodiversity loss & #climatechange, but this will require important action: ✅ A shift tow… https://t.co/tH3mELhV0SBiodiversity provides the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the medicines we need. Our report… https://t.co/3RJk69BOnI
Retweeted by UN Environment🌏75% of freshwater resources & >1/3 of the world's land surface are used for crops or livestock 🌎Between 100 & 300… https://t.co/Dmoa3t1836Methane is responsible for 25% of current global warming - these high-tech cameras reveal leaks of the powerful gre… https://t.co/AervIHRqMfSpecies loss affects everything from water and food systems, to health and climate. On #BiodiversityDay let's reme… https://t.co/REHCFjYuUn
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentIt's #BiodiversityDay It's not another day to celebrate. @IPBES warns us that 1,000,000 species are at risk of ex… https://t.co/z79YBXjeKx
Retweeted by UN Environment🌏75% of land environment & 66% of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions 🌏Land deg… https://t.co/cvHByPOHfIOur food systems 🍽 nutrition 🥗 health 🏥 clean air 🏞 climate 🌎 ➕ freshwater 💧 depend on biodiversity & heal… https://t.co/4XPj81WZ1P
5/22
2019
"Climate change is the battle of my life." From Fiji, @antonioguterres calls for stronger political will and urge… https://t.co/VvUR0eNOhn#DYK 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills. More than 60% are women. Promoting education for all h… https://t.co/9UiT29pSU8🆕 HISTORIC DECISION ! The @EUCouncil adopts the #singleuseplastics rules proposed by the @EU_Commission! The 10 p… https://t.co/2C1quGMtnh
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentFragments of hope for Islas Marietas’ corals in Mexico: 🔷 BEFORE: unregulated tourism & poor environmental manageme… https://t.co/seTpc224ir#WildforLife in 🇮🇳 New @deespeak-supported campaign aims to: • Galvanize public on the protection and conservatio… https://t.co/rhqowLnUTZCooling isn’t just about protecting against extreme temperatures: a quarter of vaccines in India arrive damaged bec… https://t.co/Rp37EL6yvM‘Not all animals migrate by choice.’ #Wildlife trafficking thrives on ignorance/indifference to the species and law… https://t.co/zwAMkZuRXc
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5/21
2019
Pesticides can have a number of negative impacts on 🐝🐝🐝 Learn more about why we need to protect our precious polli… https://t.co/g6SSSOSRK5🚫No bees 🐝🐝🐝 ⬇️ 🚫No pollination 🌻 ⬇️ 🚫No plants 🌱 ⬇️ 🚫No food 🍎 ⬇️ 🚫No life 🌍 #WorldBeeDayhttps://t.co/Qv6u7AF2pr
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentBees 🐝🐝 are renowned for their role in providing high-quality food—honey, royal jelly and pollen—and other products… https://t.co/Y8FyPbZR8i#BeatAirPollution for #WorldBeeDay Bees🐝🐝 rely on their sense of smell to identify different flowers, making them… https://t.co/D1lNneGolKIt's #WorldBeeDay! Today we celebrate our precious bees and all other #EUPollinators! 1 in 3 🐝 and 🦋 species in E… https://t.co/2BVxpg7OHl
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentIt's un-BEE-lievable how much pollinators contribute to our lives! From medicines to musical instruments, we 💛🖤… https://t.co/2BZTeU8L2q1️⃣/3️⃣ of the world’s food production depends on bees 🐝🐝 But they are increasingly under threat from human activi… https://t.co/fnDgqSRt3k
5/20
2019
Non-timber forest resources have far-reaching benefits for millions of households, both in terms of subsistence & i… https://t.co/1vPKuZsVm5These photos, taken this week when @antonioguterres was visiting Fiji, are a stark reminder of why it's urgent to t… https://t.co/8yzPTIgWNU
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentAir pollution harms our health and our common home 🌎🌏🌍 This #WorldEnvironmentDay, the global community will take a… https://t.co/5TaPwJOB8vIt's time to go circular 🔄 We can all make a difference in our daily lives to help it happen. Here are a few simpl… https://t.co/ex8deZk45uStopping #climatechange will require a global effort and political will for “transformational policies in energy, m… https://t.co/YIqDEEKY1q
5/19
2019
Areas of the world expected to experience the most adverse effects from climate & biodiversity change are places pr… https://t.co/J3gRhhaiya.@ebagropamoja, a first-of-its-kind app, not only seeks to solve challenges along the agricultural value chain but… https://t.co/SqTEuGAp5IIf you pollute when you commute the 🌍 feels (╯︵╰,) But when you use clean ways to get around 🚴🏽‍♀️, the 🌏 feels… https://t.co/uCZGXzd9GWHealthy ecosystems play a crucial role in preventing environmental disasters & mitigate #climatechange as well as r… https://t.co/WLREWeVpyT
5/18
2019
Nobody is safe from air pollution. Do you know what its sources are❓ Explore the issues that affect our air and… https://t.co/AARR1f8WHxWe have to respect each other, stand together and row in the same direction. I was delighted to join colleagues at… https://t.co/w8tZ4GXvHc
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentNon-timber forest resources like berries & medicinal plants have far-reaching benefits for millions, both in terms… https://t.co/Pfyx5AHejiAs Secretary-General, I have many battles. As a grandfather, the battle against climate change is the battle of m… https://t.co/N5ypGHlvQi
Retweeted by UN Environment#ClimateAction India🇮🇳 aims to reduce cooling demand by up to 25%, refrigerant demand by 25–30% & cooling energy r… https://t.co/ahryGdqKES
5/17
2019
In our all-too-hectic urban lives, a city park is a great place to unwind. Trees 🌳🌴🌲 & green spaces have mental h… https://t.co/eBCbvbPuddThere are so many ways to #BeatAirPollution for #WorldEnvironmentDay! We have toolkits to guide: Civil society… https://t.co/low56WcFBIIn Darfur, ongoing water extraction volume, especially in areas of hard rocks & shallow aquifers, has negatively af… https://t.co/nWctcXw36Y
5/16
2019
Air pollution harms our common home 🌎🌏🌍 This #WorldEnvironmentDay, join the the global community in taking action… https://t.co/IgyOzg0Vz1.@UNHABITAT will soon be hosting the first-ever Habitat Assembly focused on how innovation can help improve lives i… https://t.co/oYnQhHwakY
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentAddressing nitrogen management is vital to meeting air quality, water quality, climate, stratospheric ozone & biodi… https://t.co/rq9i9JNe3xThere is a need to invest in sustainable use & management of ecosystems for building resilience to disasters by: 🔹S… https://t.co/5Z8wXpeP7pTrees 🌲 help #BeatAirPollution 🌳 cool temperatures in cities 🌴bring mental health and well-being benefits for peopl… https://t.co/gao9oPmFTN
5/15
2019
5 June is #WorldEnvironmentDay and this year’s theme is #BeatAirPollution. Join the global community in the celebr… https://t.co/XNinDnJXzzFrom Kenya to Australia - schools and universities are leading by example and reducing carbon emissions, promoting… https://t.co/C1jpnHrQIaPleasure to join @UN leaders from the East Africa region in Nairobi to brainstorm on how we can better understand t… https://t.co/gQF0tIge1s
Retweeted by UN Environment.@antonioguterres has called on nations to make 4️⃣ pivotal #ClimateAction shifts ⬇️ 🌏 Stop subsidizing fossil fue… https://t.co/wMgKlBGdoxRice 🍚 production in Myanmar faces several challenges, including the rice sector’s vulnerability to #climatechangehttps://t.co/Uua8FwnnRn
5/14
2019
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a great opportunity for us to come together to: 1. Highlight imp of ecos… https://t.co/4EZKSjp6Kr
Retweeted by UN Environment🔷75% of the world’s freshwater devoted to agriculture & livestock 🔶60 billion tons of renewable & non-renewable res… https://t.co/WdBh2xZeFdLooking for a chance to showcase your innovation? This is your moment! The @UNYouthEnvoy is looking for young peop… https://t.co/f8QE9kAZ2fTropical forests are critical for addressing #climatechange & achieving the #GlobalGoals. Many of the indigenous… https://t.co/a3ojhkqnbH
5/13
2019
Happy #MothersDay to our 🌏🌎🌍! Show your 💚 for Mother Earth by organizing an event for #WorldEnvironmentDay on 5 J… https://t.co/Y3YgIn18Sq#BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas with @brsmeas Governments have amended the Basel Convention to include plasti… https://t.co/EbscAFhTTjForests🌳🌲🌴 are the most cost-effective way to fight #climatechange. They act as carbon sinks, absorbing roughly 2… https://t.co/VIPxL6XTTIThe main drivers of change in nature with largest relative global impacts: 1: Change in land & sea 🌊use 2: Direc… https://t.co/5ls3ata1HD
5/12
2019
Today is #WorldMigratoryBirdDay! #Migratorybirds cover thousands of kilometres overcoming natural obstacles but end… https://t.co/WFEvJtQ9jY
Retweeted by UN Environment“What we are doing is informing people that our waste is an opportunity—we can use it to create jobs and money." E… https://t.co/qRvxZvgY0kClimate change is a race we can win, but we must step up ambition now. Today, the @UN is committing to concrete ste… https://t.co/BVCyCXHzn0
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentMake a difference for #WorldEnvironmentDay this year. Plant a tree with your friends 🌳 Commute without polluting… https://t.co/p0kBJ8ouuRA future with a healthy planet & healthy people depends on a new way of thinking – the “grow now, clean up after” m… https://t.co/xj1OuXgnB71 million seabirds die from the effect of plastic every year. On #WorldMigratoryBirdDay, we are calling for action… https://t.co/f9P9fZ8t26
5/11
2019
🌎🌍🌏 #WorldEnvironmentDay event registration is open! Whether it’s with your School 👩🏽‍🏫 Work 💼 Team ⚽️ Besties… https://t.co/gH2wPJUtLqIt is an honour and privilege to be appointed the UN Secretary General's Advocate of Sustainable Development Goals.… https://t.co/O2jpvG8Sad
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentMigrating shore birds are suffering from the effects of pollution. Local projects on the management of plastic was… https://t.co/M7qOf9yikH#EarthChamps @JoanCarling has shown that, through collective action, environmental protection can be achieved. Le… https://t.co/vqVq1wC7du
5/10
2019
Plastic pollution represents a triple threat to birds through 🔴 Ingestion of plastic waste 🔴 Plastic being used a… https://t.co/1sGpA5jws0New report from @nature_org: Ocean farming could be one of our best hopes to sustainably feed the planet.… https://t.co/PN2AKc0uNdMigratory birds are at risk: 90% of the world’s seabirds have fragments of plastic in their gut. Join… https://t.co/RfF83sWgFbHonoured to join @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres and members of the Chief Executive Board in Geneva this wee… https://t.co/QZOQFu4Wwx
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentClean air is a human right & a necessary pre-condition for addressing #climatechange. From Lagos and Lahore to Lo… https://t.co/Ypbqo9NrY9
5/9
2019
#TheFutureIsClean Washington becomes 5️⃣th state in the US🇺🇸 to aim for 100% clean energy⚡️#ClimateActionhttps://t.co/o0euhrZJxsThe "take, make, waste" approach cannot continue. We must prioritize the health of our planet & focus on fundamen… https://t.co/sJrJTPXSDAForests & trees provide: 🌱1.6 billion people with timber, food, jobs & shelter 🌿2.4 billion people with fuel for co… https://t.co/UcaNMGwFYJ“We see plastic waste as money in transition. We weave it into profitable products, putting value on it. This is ho… https://t.co/zjfJg1tx2a
5/8
2019
The global demand for sand & gravel is 40-50 billion tonnes per year. New report reveals that aggregate extractio… https://t.co/j2t5lAaeOT
5/7
2019

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