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Appeal to world leaders, urge your city, your bank and your employer to take urgent action toward net-zero emissions.
Our planet is choking on plastic. It is time to change how we produce, consume and dispose of the plastic we use.
Since 2016, UNEP’s Frontiers reports have cast a spotlight on emerging environmental issues. This year’s edition, Noise, Blazes and Mismatches looks at three concerns: urban soundscapes, wildfires and phenological shifts.
What do the deepest point in the ocean, the Mariana trench, and the highest mountain peak in the world, Mt. Everest, have in common?
UNEP has created a dynamic data visualization that distills the report findings with an aim to generating increased interest and awareness.
The world is in a climate emergency – “a code red for humanity” according to the UN Secretary-General. The concentration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere is wreaking havoc across the world and threatening lives, economies, health and food.
Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to public health globally and accounts for an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year. Air pollution and climate change are closely linked as all major pollutants have an impact on the climate and most share common sources with greenhouse gases. Improving our air quality will bring health, more net development and environmental benefits, along with mitigating climate change.
In the next decade, millions of new “green” jobs will be created in new-wave industries, like solar energy, and established fields, like architecture, fashion and farming. For young people, these jobs will represent an opportunity to earn a steady living while helping to tackle some of the planet’s biggest challenges, from climate change to pollution to species loss.
Measuring Progress is a report prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity and is the second in a series of bi-annual updates that analyzes the world’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
"Humanity is waging war on nature", warned UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres in 2020, referring to how our consumption and production systems are destroying the environment.
Can we halt our destruction of the environment and secure the well-being of people and of the ecosystems that provide for us?
Every year, the Emissions Gap Report signals the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.