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yesterday at 14:12. Facebook
Global Goal 7 is about ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Do you get energy from renewable sources?
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yesterday at 07:12. Facebook
Delivering water and sanitation for all in the 21st century will require a new approach: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Green Infrastructure Key to Solving 21st Century Water Crises

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01/22/2017 at 16:03. Facebook
Human activity is continuing to cause rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As these levels rise, so too does the ocean’s temperature and acidity. If this trend continues, the consequences for calcium-based marine life, such as fish and shellfish, will be dire, as it will for the ocean’s ecosystem as a whole. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Our opportunity to halt the ocean’s decline

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01/22/2017 at 11:03. Facebook
How can vulnerable communities build climate resilience and best prepare for climate-related threats? What are early warning systems and tools that can help? Submit your proposals to the ​"​Anticipating Climate Hazards" ​contest ​on MIT's Climate CoLab, run in collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R). Win a chance to present...
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How to anticipate climate hazards

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01/22/2017 at 06:36. Facebook
From penguins in Antarctica, to butterflies in Spain, and rodents and coral in the Great Barrier Reef, as the world warms species are disappearing everywhere around the globe. Small island species, confined to limited terrain, are always vulnerable, particularly to invasive species, burgeoning human populations, and new diseases. On Hawaii, climate change intersects with these three factors to...
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UNEP
01/21/2017 at 16:04. Facebook
Africa's expanding population and economies mean greater demand in the quality and quantity of water to meet both domestic and industrial purposes: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Access to safe water in Africa

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01/21/2017 at 11:03. Facebook
Primates primarily inhabit forested areas and naturally exist in 90 countries. Yet two-thirds of all primate species are concentrated in Brazil, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Three-quarters of all primates are nearing extinction - new study

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UNEP
01/21/2017 at 06:25. Facebook
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a universal plan of action for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships. Embarking on such an integrated approach to sustainable development is crucial for a country like Mozambique. Learn more in this case study: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Using an integrated approach to eradicate Poverty in Africa

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UNEP
01/20/2017 at 14:58. Facebook
World Environment Day this year is about connecting people to nature - which tagline do you love the most? Tell us here! [ Fans.vote Link ]

Help decide the best slogan to get us all out into the parks, hills and coastlines of this beautiful planet!

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01/20/2017 at 11:32. Facebook
Each year, 8 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean. At this rate, by 2050, we’ll have more plastic than fish in our big blue seas. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How to keep oceans from having more plastics than fish?

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01/20/2017 at 07:40. Facebook
Political and business leaders gathered together at the World Economic Forum in #Davos this week to discuss the most pressing issues facing our planet and seek constructive and innovative solutions to them. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Watch Patricia Espinosa of UNFCCC and UN Environment's Erik Solheim talk about combatting climate change and protecting our planet: [ Bit.ly Link ]

VIDEO: Patricia Espinosa and Erik Solheim discuss climate

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01/19/2017 at 15:12. Facebook
The future is clean: Scotland set two new wind power records at the end of December [ Bit.ly Link ]

Scotland 'breaks records' for wind power generation

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01/19/2017 at 11:03. Facebook
The World Meteorological Organization confirms 2016 as hottest year on record, with global average temperature about 1.1°C higher than pre-industrial era: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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UNEP
01/19/2017 at 07:02. Facebook
Gorgeous snowy Switzerland!

Business and political leaders from around the world are here in Davos this week. I've seen many positive signs that sustainability is being worked into the economy more and more. Still a long way to go but so encouraging!
UNEP
01/18/2017 at 15:17. Facebook
#DidYouKnow the international tourism sector emits 5% of global CO2? One billion tourists arrived in new countries last year. That's not even counting domestic tourism, or travel within a country's borders. Are you a sustainable traveler? Take our quiz: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How green are you when you travel?

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UNEP
01/18/2017 at 09:02. Facebook
The US has announced a $500 million payment to the Green Climate Fund: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund

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01/18/2017 at 05:28. Facebook
Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)'s latest report: REthinking Energy. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve lives

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UNEP
01/17/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
From tackling air pollution to recovering the ozone layer, we work for a healthy environment for healthy people!
Learn more in this video and visit [ Unep.org Link ]
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01/17/2017 at 11:32. Facebook
Aircraft are gradually becoming more fuel efficient, but that’s not happening fast enough to keep up with the boom in flying: since the 1970s, global air traffic has doubled in size roughly every 15 years. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How new carbon rules will affect the airline industry

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01/17/2017 at 07:48. Facebook
Sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic set record low extents every day in December, continuing the pattern that began in November: [ Bit.ly Link ] United Nations Photo /Rick Bajornas

Low sea ice extent continues in both poles

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