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UK to devote foreign aid money to fighting plastic pollution

In a major win in the battle to turn the tide on plastic, British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the United Kingdom’s foreign aid budget will be used to…

Two minutes on oceans with Jim Toomey

The United Nations Environment Programme has partnered with cartoonist Jim Toomey – of Sherman’s Lagoon fame – in developing a series of two-minute videos intended to…

Erik Solheim: Bringing the world’s dead zones back to life

By Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment

For lovers of seafood it’s a bonanza. Thousands of blue crabs stacked on top of each other in the shallow waters of the…

Over 65 Phuket hotels join UN Environment #CleanSeas campaign

Commitments made to eliminate single-use plastics on hotel properties Major international chains and boutique hotels both join campaign Nearly 40 countries now committed to…

Fiji’s Great Sea Reef nominated as Ramsar Site at start of International Year of the Reef

Over the last three decades, half of the planet’s coral has died under rising water temperatures and ocean acidification. To address this global crisis, global…

In just one year, Israel halves plastic bags found in the sea

One year after the State of Israel introduced a law that required supermarkets to charge customers for the use of plastic bags, use of the bags has dropped by 80 per cent…

Coral reefs: We continue to take more than we give

Figures released today on international financial support being given to protect and sustainably manage the world’s coral reefs reveal funding contributions are not only…

5 ways the United Kingdom is leading the fight against plastic pollution

We’re only two months into 2018, but this year has already seen a number of concrete steps to combat plastic pollution in the United Kingdom. Changing public opinion,…

A 5-year voyage to tackle plastic pollution

It’s possible to cross all of the world's oceans without using a single drop of fossil fuels: the Race for Water is proof. Entirely propelled by solar energy, hydrogen…

Bahrain steps up to save our oceans by joining #CleanSeas

Manama, 28 Feb 2018 – Bahrain is taking a bold stand against marine litter and for the health of our oceans by joining some 40 other nations in becoming a member of the…