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Roadmap to healthier, cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission

Brussels, 20 June 2018 – To address the threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing, UN Environment and the European Commission today adopted the ‘2018…

Protecting endangered marine life in the Northwest Pacific region

Beijing, June 2018 – An assessment by the United Nations marine and coastal conservation programme for the Northwest Pacific region shows that the survival of…

New two minutes on oceans with Jim Toomey video launched

On June 8 2018, to celebrate World Ocean’s Day UN Environment premiered the newest installment in the Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey video series, focusing…

What are businesses doing to turn off the plastic tap?

Faced with the undeniable consequences of a toxic tide of plastic, people around the world are rejecting single-use plastics and pledging to live more sustainably.…

Lewis Pugh announces record-breaking swim for ocean protection

  London, 26 June 2018– Endurance swimmer and UN Environment Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh today announced his plans to swim the entire length of the English…

An open invitation from UN Environment Patron of Oceans, Lewis Pugh, to join him as he swims the length of the English Channel

Lewis Pugh, UN Environment’s Patron of the Oceans is the personification of inspiration. To raise awareness about the state of our oceans, Pugh has been swimming in…

A sailor’s story: The perils of plastic and the triumph of hope

As a visual metaphor, it was painfully apt: while Briton Dee Caffari skippered her Volvo Ocean Race crew through the Atlantic, they spotted a wheelie bin floating…

Intelligent drones crack down on illegal fishing in African waters

Young entrepreneur Badr Idrissi never waited to be told what to do. Instead, he looked for innovative solutions to problems. He would often take the family TV or…

Lewis Pugh tackles “Everest of swimming” to highlight plight of world’s oceans

When a man who has swum in the world’s coldest waters, and whose nickname is the Human Polar Bear, says that he’s about to embark on the toughest swim of his career…

China’s trash ban lifts lid on global recycling woes but also offers opportunity

China’s decision to ban imports of foreign waste, including some plastics, has reverberated around the world, with recycling operations in other countries…