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Flipflopi drops anchor at UN Environment Assembly to inspire decision makers to reimagine the world

As delegates made their way into the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi this week, many were pulled up short by the sight of a rainbow-hued traditional dhow boat…

Research highlights true impacts of plastics on our planet, ecosystems, people

Nairobi, 11 March, 2018 – The global fight against plastic pollution comes into sharp focus at the Fourth UN Environment Assembly this month in Nairobi, Kenya, with…

Protecting coral reefs, as we move towards a blue economy

Throughout human existence, the oceans and seas have been a source of food, leisure, exploration, and a natural carbon sink. But with a rapidly growing global…

Made in Latin America—four innovations for sustainable living that could change the world

From the fight against plastic pollution to the quest for more sustainable lifestyles, young innovators in Latin America are coming up with bold, groundbreaking…

UN Environment releases 2018 Annual Report

UN Environment today released its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting the organization’s work on issues from fighting pollution of the air and sea to helping nations…

Welcoming our seven young champions to Nairobi

We’re excited to welcome our seven 2018 Young Champions of the Earth to Kenya for the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly. The seven prize winners, powered…

Japan and UN Environment announce new cooperation to boost knowledge on marine litter in Southeast Asia and India

Bangkok, 4 March 2019 – Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme today announced they will join hands in effort to boost information and know-how to…

Wild for Life campaign to protect nine new species

Wild for Life is UN Environment’s campaign against illegal trade in wildlife. International and national laws protect many species because their populations are at…

Saving seas just got personal: Join the fight this World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2019 focuses for the first time on marine species Did you know that the giant manta ray—up to nine metres across—has the largest brain…

Surfing a wave of change: Clean Seas campaign celebrates two years of action

The remote Galápagos islands offer a distressing reminder of the destructive power of our plastic addiction with horrifying images of iconic species struggling on…