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"You can earn money and create jobs, a cleaner environment & a better world at the same time" – @UNEnvironment Good… https://t.co/GGSf4lL8KK
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentEnvironmental degradation is one of the significant causes of displacement. Redressing it needs to be part of the s… https://t.co/hVNRZ6Y2SzAziza in North Darfur, Sudan, has made a transition to farming crops such as watermelon🍉, sorghum, tomato🍅, okra &… https://t.co/E16TRwT5isBurning fossil fuels is dangerous to our health. The size of their subsidies is a significant drain on national bud… https://t.co/GixMHH0snRProgress towards safer passage for migratory waterbirds. @unep_aewa parties agree measures to tackle threats from… https://t.co/TtrdzXHeHVBenefit of building a #sustfoodfuture: Eating less red meat and more vegetables and plant proteins is good for heal… https://t.co/6nqpAy5hT8
12/9
2018
Struggling to keep your showers to 5 minutes? Try setting a timer or count backwards from 300. Open… https://t.co/GLYNA5Rv1CCourt rules that companies must first seek permission from local communities if they plan to mine on their ancestra… https://t.co/uJ5nHvbOB5Scientists estimate that the area of suitable breeding habitat for the white headed duck was roughly halved last ce… https://t.co/zjt42Vk3jh#SolveDifferent @abhimanyuchakra is plogging around Asia to help communities think differently about trash, especia… https://t.co/pDWOyxz9NI
12/8
2018
Ambassador of Sweden @ajardfelt signs agreement with @JoyceMsuya of UN Environment to cooperate on amongst other th… https://t.co/EiRHy4PEtJ
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentBuildings sector energy consumption continues to grow ⬆️ If we don’t make it more efficient, it will impact us thr… https://t.co/0wEkSLqcnkThe buildings and construction sector is a major driver of energy demand, resulting in greenhouse gas emissions. Th… https://t.co/DV8Ek7TwkbNew report finds that if the growth in plastic production continues at the current rate, by 2050 the plastic indust… https://t.co/MsEpHvNkdKFeeding 10 billion people sustainably by 2050 requires closing three gaps: 🥕 a 56% food gap, 🚜 a 593 million-hect… https://t.co/0DSTh8xenm
12/7
2018
The ground in Iraq is still laced with noxious chemicals & the country’s waterways are still sullied with everythin… https://t.co/kjShRi7awaThank you @Sida for doubling your contribution to @UNEnvironment over the next four years! Excited that we are str… https://t.co/BPMRZqI3G5
Retweeted by UN Environment#ClimateChange will have a significant impact on human health over the coming decades. Unless adaptation efforts ar… https://t.co/AQpTlgK6QdAEWA protects nearly 1/2 a billion #waterbirds and #seabirds across the African-Eurasian Flyway. While numbers of b… https://t.co/enjcN8j4VlGlobal demand for water expected to increase by nearly one third by 2050, and around two billion people already lac… https://t.co/9FyNAZQPM2 @AidanRGallagher @UN Thank you for your question, @AidanRGallagher, and your commitment to @UNEnvironment. Climate… https://t.co/v8MA1gscso
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentA question for The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres: What can people like me do to tackle… https://t.co/vDz6ikmV9j
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12/6
2018
We cannot solve #climatechange without rapidly reducing emissions from agriculture & land use. We can do that by a… https://t.co/YUp1sB75aqClimate smart agriculture is helping coastal communities in Madagascar to improve cultivation techniques and reduce… https://t.co/GaSlv2W9JcPleasure to meet H.E. Mr. Saleh Bin Sulaiman Al-Harthi, Permanent Representative to @UNEnvironment and Ambassador o… https://t.co/6WjnVaLc07
Retweeted by UN Environment#FACT A handful of soil can contain millions of bacteria and fungi as well as microscopic animals like tardigrades?… https://t.co/cuaPRbiIBOLIVE NOW: 24 Hours of Reality - United States (HRS-23-24) https://t.co/LAu1B47x30
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentIf left unchecked, #climatechange will continue to wreak havoc on coral reefs & impact the communities that depend… https://t.co/9gdatL0HkC
12/5
2018
We will only succeed in limiting climate change if everyone is involved. Join people around the world in taking col… https://t.co/ut30pbJtmH40% of all AEWA species have been recorded to interact with plastics: 22% contain ingested plastic, 31% were entang… https://t.co/asl5fMXrifFACT: Forests also play a crucial role in fighting catastrophic climate change by absorbing and To take climate act… https://t.co/eUW5Ewe36jIn the 25 years to 2015, Mexico City added 3.2 - 3.4 years to the average life expectancy of its citizens and saved… https://t.co/w65HBKvQcAThe higher the global temperature 🌡, the greater the risks to our environment 🌍🌏🌎 At #COP24 we need ambition &… https://t.co/PnRVwtwwbhThe leaders of this generation will be judged by their #ClimateAction. At the UN Climate Conference #COP24 I urged… https://t.co/BGX1VT5D39
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentIt is inspiring to meet so many young people at #COP24. The world needs ambitious and urgent #ClimateAction – they… https://t.co/x7KSB7aoVe
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12/4
2018
#ClimateChange is real. The achievement of the #SDGs is under threat. Last year climate-related disasters cost $320… https://t.co/n4R8Z1ZHCX
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentWith these vibrations, we can find out what #elephants are doing, even when they are some distance away and this co… https://t.co/3rfi9fEvWcEven the smallest act can make a big difference when we act together. Open https://t.co/lwmha4XcLm to join people a… https://t.co/xPpJwNFJehHealthy homes = Healthy cities! One of the key areas we must address to #BeatAirPollution is energy use and it sta… https://t.co/jED69JXmTuTo reduce the risk of fire and stop enormous amounts of carbon dioxide being emitted, Indonesia is rewetting over 2… https://t.co/JXUexru4wIRT🔁 if you agree: #ClimateChange is threatening our 🌍🌏🌎 We have the solutions to fight back. There can be no excuse… https://t.co/U9ajQj2TEYThe effects of spills like these can last for months and years after the event. Find out more about the importance… https://t.co/r9VOGOW1nw
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12/3
2018
#ClimateAction from states, cities, civil society & business can be key elements to achieving global emissions goal… https://t.co/i8Iof0GL3KAn all-female crew is racing to turn the tide on plastic pollution in Australia. The team will sail under the name,… https://t.co/LCcjxyPjZJSince 2007, more than 50 countries have initiated REDD+ strategies and more than 350 REDD+ projects have been imple… https://t.co/VEPmGKBHK0
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentAs the population grows in East Darfur, Sudan there is increased competition for, and the unsustainable use of, wat… https://t.co/leVx3NQpuMTraditional herders make up 1/3 of Mongolia's total population. But #ClimateChange is causing droughts that threate… https://t.co/b8wk53pIlx
12/2
2018
Thermoplastic made from potato peelings and water? The hunt for alternatives to plastic is pressing. To beat pollut… https://t.co/TvRQx89KQYLinear plastic production & the single-use plastic culture is unsustainable and extremely harmful. If we are to… https://t.co/dwiuWUcAUi📢 Starting in last than one hour! #GLFBonn2018 #thinkLandscape Join the #livestream session #online. All day on 1-2… https://t.co/ChgiFz5NMy
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentLong-term #climate change continued in 2018. And the 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, wit… https://t.co/aNHNrryD3tGreenhouse gases from livestock account for 15% of the world's total emissions. By swapping out meat for vegetarian… https://t.co/QEOQf8IqqN
12/1
2018
The Secretary-General has announced the opening of applications for the position of Executive Director of the @UN E… https://t.co/rFvQaOlJ1oAir pollution is the world's top killer, cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person. It's… https://t.co/rIAf2Yzbvs2016 UN Environment Champion of the Earth Berta Cáceres was an indigenous activist killed for protecting the enviro… https://t.co/JJ8MKr2w9u𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: @TheOceanCleanup system has started to scoop up some of the estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic in the… https://t.co/M9LDmFmkLvRapid growth of cities 🏙 can lead to increased pressure on the environment. How can we address this? Green 🌱 build… https://t.co/gu5zdwNHukLong-term #climatechange continued in 2018. Average global temperature set to be 4th highest on record, nearly 1°C… https://t.co/DsA5leTxkn
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentWorldwide, 5.6 million people die annually from non-communicable disease caused by air pollution. Clean energy &… https://t.co/EuBXm1U3Ze
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11/30
2018
#SolveDifferent Sarah Canner of @VESPERTINENYC is making sustainable eco-fashion that can help in the push to… https://t.co/1o6JjH5b5I#StateofClimate from @WMO: ocean 🌊 heat at record levels in 2018 & sea level rise continued unabated.… https://t.co/ozdvwzLCSyEconomic growth is entirely compatible with limiting carbon emissions. But we need greater ambition. We are in a r… https://t.co/otcQpspPht
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentPeatlands hold around 5X the carbon than a tropical forest stores in its biomass & sometimes up to 20X the amount.… https://t.co/AWsBXL0CW3🌲 #Nature-based solutions can provide 3⃣0⃣% of our climate solution. 🌐 #Climatechange and #biodiversity loss need… https://t.co/T1RlKl8dBx
Retweeted by UN Environment🔷Rethink development finance for climate. 🔶Empower city governments to build low-emission & resilient urban societi… https://t.co/GhRKLZSt8nMercury exposure occurs through ingesting contaminated marine species, or through occupational activities & spills.… https://t.co/xLY5oxdSXz
11/29
2018
The science is clear – we must keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C. We need governments, companies, and citize… https://t.co/IZSVsptFEF
Retweeted by UN Environment#Fiji authorities detected 12 vessels illegally burning on-board waste, which is a #PollutionCrime that can result… https://t.co/Az4eMzqVmx
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentThe Blue Economy is 🔑 to inclusive & sustainable growth & safeguarding it is critical for our common future. We mus… https://t.co/OxjSjtkkwICoral reefs provide food & livelihoods for millions of people. Yet they are being threatened by #climatechange, oce… https://t.co/vxlgb9NC5qThe difference between where we are likely to be and where we need to be is known as the #EmissionsGap.… https://t.co/XtkaJND3iX
Retweeted by UN Environment“You can feel a sour, metallic taste in your mouth when the air pollution levels get high." The @WHO Ambient Pollu… https://t.co/o1jEhCtXgFWonderful to meet with @IsabellaLovin, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden & Minister for International Development Coo… https://t.co/XLQtncuu8e
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentWe need more to close the #EmissionsGap More individuals need to demand stronger action from their governments. Mor… https://t.co/jIeh1TDHegThe window of opportunity is closing to limit global warming to 1.5°C. National commitments to address climate chan… https://t.co/n6Epn5xmOa
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentIt is still possible to keep global warming below 2°C, but the technical feasibility of bridging the 1.5°C gap is d… https://t.co/77YD2pUjEW
11/28
2018
The current pace of national #ClimateAction is insufficient to meet the #ParisAgreement targets. Learn about the… https://t.co/2WljuYAw7jGlobal CO2 emissions increased in 2017, after a three-year decline. Countries must move faster and with much greate… https://t.co/naH01b7lCe
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentNations must raise their #ClimateAction ambition by 🔴 3X to meet the 2°C warming target 🔴 5X to meet the 1.5°C war… https://t.co/7eCw6cH0i2The more effectively and sustainably we govern our oceans, the more effective will be our efforts to achieve the gl… https://t.co/Iw9iki5JPs
Retweeted by UN Environment64% of our oceans are considered high seas, beyond national jurisdiction. Collective & innovative action is key if… https://t.co/sJRtDlIihg#ClimateChange has hit Sudan hard & communities in Kafod, North Darfur, are facing low rainfall. Phase 2 of the Wad… https://t.co/L6AX0AxLPyPlastic pollution affects the value of natural resources provided by the ocean. It posses a health risk to both hum… https://t.co/pcLdU0jWXZProper valuation of ecosystem services provides stakeholders with knowledge to improve their livelihoods without n… https://t.co/DzmxX9oUVhThe ocean is beautiful & diving gives us the freedom to appreciate it. 🦈🐟🐡 But it also gives us the opportunity to… https://t.co/0mr2elRb5IGood to catch up with @JMakamba, Minister of Environment for Tanzania today at @BlueEconomy2018. Looking forward to… https://t.co/9u2FTHYVt6
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentInternational auctioneer @Sothebys have become the latest house to stop selling rhino horn artefacts. #WildForLife https://t.co/Xrzk9pbixC
11/27
2018
While overall global wealth is rising, the increase for many countries comes at the expense of environmental assets… https://t.co/KdHY8M3Lq3.@UNEnvironment is committed to supporting a sustainable blue economy because when we do so, we will reduce poverty… https://t.co/dWTa8knkRj
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentWhy do we 💙 marine protected areas? They bring economic benefits by ensuring long-term sustainable use of natural… https://t.co/v9mdAj8pXDTwo thirds of the finance needed for a sustainable future will be provided by banks. Will your bank play its part o… https://t.co/V2TrMMgcFM#DYK increased biodiversity 🐠🦀🐙🐋 of a marine protected area can attract 36 times more revenue from tourism than fis… https://t.co/VoULFcNwt6It is clear that the blue economy must be a sustainable economy – we simply have no alternative. Looking forward to… https://t.co/uBxoBQAkOv
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentIT IS FINALLY HERE! The Global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference. #BlueEconomyKE @ForeignOfficeKE @FishOceansCANhttps://t.co/fqj5iRn0kG
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentWith 80% of marine pollution originating from human activity on land, the world needs to do more to protect the liv… https://t.co/AtPrGzruW2Limiting global warming to 1.5°C has many benefits for people and planet. It could mean 420 million fewer people ar… https://t.co/gvbygebPxs
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11/26
2018
Efficient mobility is critical to the prosperity of Zambia’s🇿🇲 cities & promising initiatives are leading the way t… https://t.co/c4DWY8cW9jNatural habitat areas provide critical carbon storage that can help mitigate climate change. Here’s how smart urban… https://t.co/y9s6wrtdoUThe link between violence against women & girls, and the resilience of communities to disasters or environmental cr… https://t.co/c2CIoe3oot#DYK there are still 2 billion incandescent bulbs still in use today? Switching to energy-efficient lighting gives… https://t.co/bwUL4AnyAm
11/25
2018

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