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Official account of the United Nations Environment Programme. Think beyond, live within. #SolveDifferent

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Lion populations have started to recover in Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia. They have started to utilise th… https://t.co/KNa1kA6SJMClimate change is eroding people’s livelihoods. See how this #ClimateAction project in Tanzania 🇹🇿 helps to ensure… https://t.co/quBHGTOkXLA great story about a sailboat and its #ClimateAction mission to #BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment. https://t.co/PcIdHQWDjE
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentDeeply honored to have been nominated by the @UN Secretary General for the position of Executive Director… https://t.co/Yv1PI1t7IY
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentTo #SaveOurOcean we must: ➡️ End harmful fishing subsidies ➡️ Stop destructive fishing practices Together, we can… https://t.co/L4KSImTPit
2/17
2019
.@antonioguterres informs UN General Assembly of his intention to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as new Executiv… https://t.co/1pFL1c8fbd
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentMunicipal waste is an increasing problem in Jordan. But we're taking a #SolveDifferent approach with @EDAMA & creat… https://t.co/HGV1oxnBVVWhat will you do to #SolveDifferent for our planet? Get engaged & walk the walk on sustainability through our habit… https://t.co/RRqL3gTEUaWhy aren’t we eating less meat, even though we know it would be a better choice for the environment? Behavioural s… https://t.co/0NnObsbmITThese are 3 of the top anti-poaching innovations of 2018 & this is how they #SolveDifferent to save the plight of e… https://t.co/NQMWx22P9K
2/16
2019
From shifting weather patterns to rising sea levels that raise the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of cl… https://t.co/oovcNlGIkJWARNING: Insects are rapidly declining. Insects are crucial to many ecosystems: they pollinate plants, recycle nut… https://t.co/VYer3Re7dmCurious Colourful Courageous We're looking for young people who are bold enough to invent the future. Apply for… https://t.co/rWMKDla0D0Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal, with more than a million animals trafficked in the last decade.… https://t.co/ze6ZpgrMlQ
2/15
2019
Will you BEE planet Earth's valentine 💚? #DYK each bee 🐝 has 170 odorant receptors, which means they have a great… https://t.co/fSAHehV9q4No 🐝, no 💐 No 🦋, no 🍫 No 🐞, no #Valentines Scientists are warning us: more than 40% of 🌍 insect species are decl… https://t.co/rCtNL6SYld
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentHappy #ValentinesDay! Since we're such good pals with the planet 🌎🌍🌏, it's kindly agreed to write some love 💚 po… https://t.co/I2wVek0ghKRising sea levels, increased drought & reduced or erratic rainfall made the drinking wells at Kingani school in Tan… https://t.co/iNCKnDNiUL
2/14
2019
Great news: A black leopard has been spotted in Kenya! The extremely rare cat has melanism, a condition in which th… https://t.co/EX1nG8GjGMTravelling changed Misha Teasdale's mind about the world and the impact he wanted to have, leading him to found… https://t.co/l4zPZKypOIRemove the hassle factor. Go small, make it personal. Here are a number of ways that behavioural science can tra… https://t.co/CLlApvyRuATemperatures in the Arctic are rising twice as as fast as temperatures elsewhere, threatening the Sámi people’s way… https://t.co/Yui61xHYqN
2/13
2019
Art Nature Technology #ClimateAction @antstudio_mo in India has turned to bees & terracotta to design an innovati… https://t.co/4BeqNZtVmjPakistani innovators @ModulusTech have developed a low-cost, energy efficient, flat-pack modular houses made out of… https://t.co/AgtY3N1QpxThe Government of Rwanda has released a landmark plan for sustainably cooling foods and life-saving medicines, and… https://t.co/vRgpRyLOpMIf you’re a GIF-crazy📱, planet-loving🌍💚 kinda person, this may be the opportunity for you! We’re recruiting inter… https://t.co/Wr2T8VrP0X#RockyDawuni announces Tree Planting campaign in Ghana https://t.co/k5NBkwzmeV #CreativeActivist... https://t.co/k5NBkwzmeV
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2/12
2019
Electrifying our transport options is the type of solution that can make an enormous impact on air quality. A Sri… https://t.co/2PACLR0rtw"My advice to women & girls is to go after big challenges. Find a friend and commit to your partner so that you can… https://t.co/0aUW5YTN1M"Environmental science can only become stronger if we have more women in research, because we often bring the human… https://t.co/6hzdXKiYO8“More than ever, it is necessary to create tangible opportunities for women around the world not only to access… https://t.co/YVVr306meS
2/11
2019
#DYK mangroves can store 5x the amount of CO2 💨💨💨💨💨📥 as land-based trees 🌳 📥💨 Restoring coastal ecosystems means p… https://t.co/3jWZRQfBTi”MapX’s Satellite mission is to increase global environmental transparency by making the best available data widely… https://t.co/la1tA0FQYUAs many as 1,200 people living around the forests of coastal Kenya & Tanzania have turned to butterfly 🦋 farming to… https://t.co/ns8k7fGcUGA sustainable economy is worth 💲12 trillion ➕ can create 3️⃣8️⃣0️⃣ million jobs. We must embrace innovation &… https://t.co/P5dIrxfij5
2/10
2019
"I am using my knowledge and my voice to fight for nature, to communicate the importance of our environment for our… https://t.co/moJ88I2yqGTraining women in Sudan on issues such as community organization, managing water sources & financial issues has emp… https://t.co/05moWgtd5rDuring its 500km voyage down the East African coast, @theflipflopi brought communities together & delivered a messa… https://t.co/eU779mAs4C
2/9
2019
Waste generation is on the rise in Latin America. Alpek Polyester Group is working to #SolveDifferent with its spec… https://t.co/APjdhj5jdYA colourful solution to flower🌼 pollution #YoungChamps finalist Ankit Agarwal of India & @helpusgreen have upcycled… https://t.co/qT8Y7xN3knTo protect our planet we must capitalize on the opportunities big data provides. Here’s how we can harness the po… https://t.co/IlWRqgWrG1
2/8
2019
Freshwater makes up only 2% of all water. Water💧is fundamental to life on our planet, but this precious resource i… https://t.co/JBUwlkpeYsWeek 173. #BeatPlasticPollution Tete with Young leader from podar international school. We love and we have home… https://t.co/Yy9p0poRE1
Retweeted by UN Environment“The team has proven what is possible when we apply innovative solutions and a #SolveDifferent approach to the chal… https://t.co/kBQwHZoNvrBy 2050, 2/3 of the world’s 🌏 population is expected to live in cities 🏙. In order to shift to a circular economy… https://t.co/dfqZrEpEaxRefrigerants and cooling systems keep us, our food & medicines fresh. But they warm the planet. @UNEnvironment is p… https://t.co/nJRCQHJQDX
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentThe Tibetan Antelope is a medium-sized antelope and an endangered species. Why is it highly prized by poachers? Ⓐ… https://t.co/vGDxbZRh9AAnother loud & clear wake-up call to the world: 2015-2018 were the four warmest years on record. @WMO’s new data co… https://t.co/BSVfngvULr
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2/7
2019
It's official. 2015 2016 2017 2018 Were the 4 warmest years on record - @WMO The solutions exist. There can be… https://t.co/gmMxlXxtRuMaasai communities on the southern border of Nairobi National Park have to deal with lions & other predators attack… https://t.co/DKOwH8zY5k#ClimateAction @sustainsurf is committed to making surfers 🏄‍♀ participate in bigger environmental discussions by… https://t.co/UU5ULfvwXcWe need a hero who is doing #socialgood for their community & environment. Nominate your #EquatorPrize champion by… https://t.co/0GuLeTnkh3
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentA gigantic cavity - 2/3 the area of Manhattan and almost 1000 ft (300 meters) tall - is growing at the bottom of Th… https://t.co/FPZlDt0cFM
2/6
2019
Architects designed UN17 eco-village in Copenhagen 🇩🇰, inspired by the @UN’s 17 #GlobalGoals, to show how growing p… https://t.co/ziPfnzGLwBGermany 🇩🇪 committed just under 2M euros in funding for peatland protection: the most effective terrestrial carbon… https://t.co/5UvSOMF7esDo you have an innovative solution to an environmental issue? #YoungChamps receive: 💲USD 15,000 in seed funding… https://t.co/UbAQUhM3fmIt is time to rethink how we grow🌱, share 👥 and consume 🍽 our food. Avoiding food waste is part of achieving the… https://t.co/PUGg4oHMHN
2/5
2019
4.2 million people died of outdoor air pollution in 2016. We need cleaner transport NOW to protect Human health… https://t.co/KGzrcxuYhPNew @icimod report on Hindu Kush Himalaya region: If global climate efforts fail, current emissions would lead to… https://t.co/nUiknOVoeO#MondayMotivation "I have learned that encouraging other young people plays a huge part in fixing our disconnection… https://t.co/SYU7SKLJcvCan your #ClimateAction idea change the 🌍? @unenvironment is looking for young people to step up & invent the fu… https://t.co/xXYGaVN8qr
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentLearning from nature 🐝 to #SolveDifferent @antstudio_mo in India has created a biomimicry cooling system inspired… https://t.co/WqiEHPGXJh
2/4
2019
Let’s make #SuperbowlSunday🏈 a sustainable one! Here’s how you can #SolveDifferent if you’re hosting a party 👇 🔷 C… https://t.co/HzBZUo4IJwBe the solution to plastic pollution! Here are some more sustainable options. #SolveDifferent to… https://t.co/bSI4Yr7hdWThe problem isn’t a lack of environmental laws, but enforcement of them. It comes down to political will to enforc… https://t.co/rAxSqMgGTsMaking our phones truly smart not only entails recycling, upcycling & repurposing materials that go into them. They… https://t.co/Q4VLyzqHLI
2/3
2019
Protecting mangroves = #ClimateAction On #WorldWetlandsDay, add your voice to #KeepWetlands. More from @RamsarConv:… https://t.co/k6B0Ww2RhH#GlobalGoals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy pea… https://t.co/RM590XzuhYPeatlands are a type of wetland that occurs in almost every country. They represent close to half of the world’s we… https://t.co/d8NJa3zQNNAnimal agriculture is responsible for some 16.5% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. We need to look to diffe… https://t.co/pO42BwCVQ9
2/2
2019
Inspiration in action. As it has sailed ⛵️ down the Kenyan coast for #CleanSeas, @theflipflopi has brought togeth… https://t.co/VYADQGfTFDUrgent action must be taken everywhere, especially in the tropics, to keep the carbon locked in peatlands where it… https://t.co/RXDJUB3cJTConnect with a global network 🌏🌍🌎 Get your vision on the map 🗺️ These are just a couple of the reasons to apply fo… https://t.co/6gclEWZ38ACongratulations @ibrahimthiaw on your appointment as Executive Secretary of @UNCCD, an important convention to push… https://t.co/JIUMSbvfSd
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentA recent spell of especially soupy air has Bangkok scrambling to disperse dangerous pollutants & protect residents… https://t.co/dgDDdeMTTC
2/1
2019
Action for #CleanSeas 🌊 In Mombasa, the county has closed the Kibarani dumpsite, which was emptying directly into… https://t.co/oNHxBxsrXKEvery week, we construct an area equal to the floor space of Paris. The opportunities are tremendous. We can constr… https://t.co/jaTX6lSDH5
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentGlobally, there will be 3.3 billion more AC units in use within the next 30 yrs. Can we develop an AC unit that w… https://t.co/gAnPRNeSLCAnd the winner of the #CircularDesignChallenge is @iwasasari! Big congratulations to the eco-ethical fashion brand… https://t.co/iCEVE8gJsd
Retweeted by UN Environment#DYK UN Environment has been climate neutral since January 2008? Here's how we have ensured continuous climate neut… https://t.co/HEz7mBrJx9Map 🗺 showing the number of #environmentaldefenders murdered by country from 2000-2015. There is escalating harassm… https://t.co/JpBtztZitm
1/31
2019
🆕 Important step: The 🇪🇺 is the 1st to address ALL microplastics intentionally added in products, & not just microb… https://t.co/sOEnmCwnet
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentWith data, the @EKUK_KLAB is Estonia is trying understand the consequences of human behaviour & consumption on the… https://t.co/FsZHrI4fGmIt was a pleasure to meet @DCallejaEC, Director General for the Environment at @EU_Commission in Brussels. Great di… https://t.co/kzapvjeqsU
Retweeted by UN Environment𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 is why we need innovative ideas from young people to spark the change our planet demands 🌏🌍🌎 Applications fo… https://t.co/Lg6gSMnIX6More than 640,000 tonnes of discarded ghost gear are added to the sea each year, impacting fish life, corals & live… https://t.co/f377k9Ofl4
1/30
2019
We’re seeking young problem solvers with big, bold ideas. For the environment For humanity For a greener future Ar… https://t.co/3C9kwXjXGnWonderful meeting with @KarmenuVella today. @UNEnvironment looks forward to strengthening our partnership with the… https://t.co/4wyihfm0tm
Retweeted by UN EnvironmentHow can you make a difference in the push to #BeatAirPollution and take #ClimateAction? Take note 📝 of these paths… https://t.co/f2zX6Isi47In 2016, around 435,000 tonnes of mobile phones 📱 were discarded across the globe, with an estimated cost in raw ma… https://t.co/K73Nw3ApaZ
1/29
2019
Turning the tide on plastic! Today over 50 exemplary young leaders from scouts to university students participated… https://t.co/hw9fZ0N75s#Climatechange, in the form of storms, deforestation & rising sea levels threatens communities living on the Cambod… https://t.co/QpYjk59YxHWonderful to meet the inspiring @JoanCarling at the Third Asian Ministerial conference in Singapore. The recipient… https://t.co/tTKhrR3Cem
Retweeted by UN Environment“The problem we are solving is reducing pollution: that is the centre of our business model.” #YoungChamps Arpit Dh… https://t.co/e3jPrEryB6
1/28
2019
The mission of the #CleanSeas & @theflipflopi expedition is to engage with communities & inspire them to… https://t.co/9h0XkTj3wWIf things don't change, we're headed to 120 million tonnes of e-waste 📱 in 2050. We must pursue innovative solutio… https://t.co/9u719JpqYZRaise awareness Change mindsets Change behaviour @letsdoitworld chooses to #SolveDifferent to tackle waste &… https://t.co/IU0RRmXJb2We need to #SolveDifferent for our planet 🌍 and protect our rivers and lakes from pollution. 👉… https://t.co/mqRk6nxYQ3
1/27
2019
#CleanSeas & @theflipflopi expedition day 3: today 6 school classes in Watamu, Kenya turned plastic into art! Next… https://t.co/iZdPNQwtD9We are sailing ⛵ with @theflipflopi for #CleanSeas along the Kenyan coast with the aim to inspire communities to co… https://t.co/zklEr8wPBh
1/26
2019

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