Featuring International Football Star and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Yaya Touré, Italian Minister of Environment and UNEP Executive Director
This year's theme, 'Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care', encourages people to rethink their lifestyles and, through conscious consumer decisions, decrease humanity's collective impact on nature's resources.
The aerial survey conducted as part of the national monitoring programme earlier this year estimated that the Betpak-dala Saiga population numbered approximately 250,000 animals prior to this mass die-off, which has therefore halved the total population.
"To conserve biodiversity is to sustain life. We need Nature. Nature does not need us." UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw
The resolution identifies 13 measures member states should strive to implement, including actions such as: enabling health authorities to raise awareness on the dangers of air pollution, developing guidelines to limit exposure; and working with relevant private and public sector actors on sustainable solutions.
If we manage to reduce short lived climate pollution, we not only save millions of lives but also reduce global warming by as much as 0.6 degrees by 2050
"We had to teach people in the communities what a cooperative in the electricity sector was all about." Rithot Thilus, General Manager of CEAC
'The Coming Financial Climate' report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) identifies measures that cover risk, capital mobilization, transparency and a shift in the financial culture to make climate security an integral part of a sustainable financial system.
Rapid implementation of measures to reduce black carbon in a range of sectors would deliver multiple benefits and near term results in health, climate and other areas
Environment crime undermines sustainable development. It is not only a threat to species, to habitats and to ecosystems, but also to human health, livelihoods and national economies
Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process.
Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda