Hannah Reid and Karen Podvin
Roadmap to healthier, cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission
Brussels, 20 June 2018 – To address the threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing, UN Environment and the European Commission today adopted the ‘2018 Oceans roadmap 2.0’, an agreement to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep our oceans healthy, productive and resilient.
In recent years, the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has often been in the headlines due to the protracted armed conflict which has engulfed the country since December 2013.
However, despite the challenges posed by the conflict, the landlocked eastern-central Africa country has been working with UN Environment, and other international partners, to address decades of environmental degradation.
The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for agriculture and food
Authored by more than 100 world class scientists including ecologists, economists, accountants, development practitioners and policy makers the ground breaking report on economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for agriculture and food is the first study that provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of our food system, covering topics such as farming, marketing, retailing and consumption.
Over half the world menstruates. Yet conversations about periods are rare. Rarer still are discussions about the environmental impact of female hygiene products.
Maps & Infographics
UN Environment and TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) in Germany are pleased to announce the relaunch of the much anticipated massive open online course (MOOC) on ‘Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate’. The course is hosted on the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center Platform.