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Final conference of coastal area management programme - Italy

The Coastal Area Management Program for Italy (CAMP Italy) held its final conference in Rome, closing a two-year project implemented in three Italian regions, namely…

Caution: the sunscreen protecting you might be damaging that gorgeous coral reef

Scientists have bad news for holiday-makers: the sunscreen protecting your skin as you swim or snorkel in the balmy tropical water might be killing the very coral reef…

Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka, South Africa join #CleanSeas campaign against ocean pollution

Commitments include plastic bag bans and stronger marine conservation Nearly 40 countries now committed to campaign Support for CleanSeas grows during UN Environment…

Ellie Goulding becomes UN Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador

Nairobi, 2 December 2017 – British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding today signed on as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment, joining the fight…

A price on their heads: how bottle deposits help beat plastic pollution

Cheap, light and mould-able into myriad shapes, plastic bottles have conquered the world. Unfortunately, they have also become the kings of trash, accumulating at a mind-…

Our way of life is piling pressure on ecosystems

Carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, and the situation is being exacerbated by climate change, pollution, coastal development,…

Lewis Pugh: Swimming the message across

Lewis Pugh, UN Environment Patron of the Oceans, became the first person to complete a long-distance swim (1km) in the waters off South Georgia on November 7,…

Women’s voices for ocean and climate

The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN…

World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit

Almost 2.5 million pledges from governments, civil society, businesses, and individuals were logged If all commitments are met, 1.49 billion people will breathe clean air,…

Informing action: Pacific nations unite on the environment

With backing from the Global Environment Facility, a new project led by UN Environment is uniting 14 Pacific Island Nations to better track and counter environmental…