New UNEP synthesis provides blueprint to urgently solve planetary emergencies and secure humanity’s future

Meeting ramped-up climate and biodiversity targets, cutting deadly pollution and achieving SDGs needs an all-society push for sustainability Shifting world views and putting nature at the heart of decision-making is key to achieving transformative change COVID-19 recovery plans are an…

Kenya emerges as leader on plastic pollution: Invests in Policy and Enforcement

Kenya has invested heavily in both policies and law enforcement to win the fight against plastic pollution. The result of this investment is today boosting Kenya’s environmental stewardship in Africa and the world.  Juliette Biao, UNEP Regional Director for Africa…

Pfizer shot elicits fewer antibodies vs. South Africa strain

Pfizer and BioNTech said that there’s no real-world evidence that the South African variant can elude their shot Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine stimulated roughly two-thirds lower levels of neutralizing antibodies against the South African variant of the…

8 winners emerge at Environmental Enforcement Awards – Report from Unep

Bangkok, 17 February 2021 – Exceptional efforts on the frontlines to stop environmental crime, including the illegal trade in wildlife and in plastic waste, have been recognized by the United Nations, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization with the presentation of the 5th Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards. The Awards are given annually for achievement in combatting transboundary environmental crime.…

Environmental Protection warns: Very high air pollution in Negev

Due to meteorological conditions, the Environmental Protection Ministry warns of very high air pollution in the Negev due to high concentrations of respiratory particles in the air. The air pollution is associated with a deep depression over the eastern Mediterranean,…

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening…

Message from hills: Eco-fragility must be respected, environment-development binary must be transcended

The tragedy of ecological governance in most parts of the world is that it remains trapped in the environment-development binary.   The Niti Aayog has commissioned a study to analyse the “far-reaching economic impacts” of judgments delivered by the Supreme…

Forgotten Conflicts 2021: When Will the Crisis in the Central African Republic End?

Last October, an ICRC medical team helped a woman deliver a baby boy in the bush on their way to a health center we support in Grévaï, a small town in the north-central region of CAR. On her way to…

Africa, Unexpectedly, Leading the World in Success Combating COVID-19

In the first days of the coronavirus pandemic, world health officials feared for how Africa would fare against another quick spreading virus– a premonition stemmed from the continent’s struggles with previous epidemics such as Ebola and the Marbung virus. With…

Omvits Helps Meet the World’s Increasing Demand for Omega-3 in a Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Way

Overfishing is damaging our planet, but Omvits is on a mission to protect it and support your health with clean, sustainable and ethical algae-based Omega-3 The planet needs help now more than ever. But Omvits, the British nutrition brand, is officially…

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