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Tranquil trailblazer: Flipflopi dhow to take its plastic revolution on Indian Ocean tour

As a metaphor for the back-to-basics simplicity needed to stem the toxic tide of plastic pollution engulfing the world’s seas, the image of a dhow sailing boat…

Paradise lost? Travel and tourism industry takes aim at plastic pollution but more action needed

 With some of the world’s most beautiful beaches paying a heavy price for our plastic addiction, the travel and tourism industry is taking action to reduce its…

Getting smart at securing seas

When Ali Tewa started fishing after leaving school in 1990, the waters around Lamu County in southern Kenya were teeming with fish. “Back then you could go to fish…

No fishing allowed in Ascension Island’s new marine protected area

Ascension Island, in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is getting a new marine protected area twice the size of the United Kingdom (UK). Full protection of 443,000…

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…

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…

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…