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Zero-Carbon, Risk-Informed, Sustainable Development
  15 Jun 2017   1m15s 7 58 0
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Beekeeping in Algeria
  16 Jun 2017   1m28s 6 154 0
UNDP | Ready For Recovery | 4 0
  08 Jun 2017   1m31s 6 179 0
Description: #SaveOurOcean Overfishing leads to annual global economic losses of 83 billion dollars. By 2030, global aquaculture will need to grow by at least 4% per year to meet projected demand. But there is hope. Marine protected areas support the recovery of fish stocks, often doubling or tripling spawning numbers with ten-fold increases in egg production in just 5 to 10 years. (with thanks to the Government of Sweden)
  08 Jun 2017   1m14s 4 130 0
Ocean Habitat Loss
Description: #SaveOurOcean If this paddling pool full of Mangroves represents all of the Mangrove trees in the world in 1900, then over the last 100 years, we’ve seen a dramatic loss of approximately 35%. Mangroves help protect coastal areas from storms, soak up CO2, and provide refuge for many fish species to grow and thrive. Coral reefs, which are abundant with life, provide food and jobs for tens of millions of people, have declined by 20%. And seagrass, which stores carbon and protects many marine species, has been reduced by 29% in the last century, and continues to decline. We must reverse this trend and protect ocean habitats. They are vital resources for humanity, providing food, jobs, and they protect us from climate change. And they can be restored. (with thanks to the Government of Sweden)
  08 Jun 2017   1m8s 4 118 0
Invasive Species
Description: #SaveOurOcean When cargo ships set sail, they take on ballast water to keep stable at sea. Water pumped onboard in one port may contain aquatic organisms that could be released if the ballast is emptied in another port. Once invasive species are unleashed, they are nearly impossible to remove. But there is a solution. Countries have agreed that from 2017, cargo ships must treat their ballast water to destroy possible invasive species and flush it far out to sea. Industry-wide compliance with laws like this will dramatically reduce the risk of invasive species protecting marine ecosystems around the world. (with thanks to the Government of Sweden)
  08 Jun 2017   1m19s 3 117 0
Ocean Pollution
Description: #SaveOurOcean Up to 20 million tonnes of plastic goes into the ocean every year. That’s as much as 3 kilograms per person each year. Plastics make up roughly half of each person’s contribution to ocean pollution. Fertilizers, manure and untreated sewage pollute the ocean at a rate of 1.4 kg per person per year. This causes hypoxia or dead zones in the ocean killing off marine wildlife. Waste oil from vehicles and machines enter the ocean at a rate of 180 grams per person every year. And other pollutants like mercury are introduced to the ocean at small but devastating amounts. But this is not inevitable. We can reduce ocean pollution by rethinking and modifying the way we produce and consume. We can reverse this trend, and help reclaim the ocean for its rightful owners. (with thanks to the Government of Sweden)
  08 Jun 2017   1m9s 5 181 0
Ocean Acidification
Description: #SaveOurOcean For 24 million years, the acidity of the world’s oceans has remained stable, slowly varying over centuries between pH 8 and 8.3. Since the industrial revolution, the ocean is estimated to have absorbed 25% of human CO2 emissions, causing chemical reactions to occur, increasing the acidity of seawater. Between 1990 and 2007, samples show ocean acidity increased by nearly 10%, a rate 100 times faster than ocean pH has ever changed in earth’s history. Increased acidity causes the water to become less habitable for all organisms threatening the entire ecosystem. (with thanks to the Government of Sweden)
  07 Jun 2017   1m 5 150 0
Cody Simpson - Le champion des océans du PNUD
  07 Jun 2017   2m12s 5 86 0
Cody Simpson - Promotor de los Océanos
  07 Jun 2017   2m12s 3 27 0
Cody Simpson - UNDP Ocean Advocate
Description: The health of the world’s oceans is under threat, with 40 percent heavily affected by human activity, including pollution, over-fishing and loss of coastal habitats. The resulting negative effects on the climate, the global economy and food supply are becoming more and more visible every day.
  07 Jun 2017   2m12s 21 545 0
UNDP and ofo join forces to support  innovative solutions to climate change challenges
Description: UNDP and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change. The partnership will also provide financial support to innovative projects that address urban environmental challenges, expected to reach 100 million people, including school children, with campaign messages about the adverse effects of climate change and ways all of us can reduce CO2 emissions. UNDP and ofo will also establish a joint scholarship program to support environmental research projects and will provide small grants to start-ups offering green products and technologies.
  05 May 2017   2m16s 5 187 0