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Microplastic waste fouls up beaches on Sri Lanka’s southern tourism coast

Written by: Dilrukshi Handunnetti Sri Lanka’s southern coastline is dotted with popular resorts and beaches, but this once pristine...

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Security, Says New UN Report

Written by: Kimberly White The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a summary of the Special Report on...

Kenya Launches Awareness Campaign to Stop Illegal Ivory Trade

The First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has officially launched the “Ivory Trade is a Rip-off” campaign. The campaign is a reaffirmation...

Ethiopia Breaks World Record, Plants More than 350 Million Trees in 12 Hours

Written by: Kimberly White  Ethiopia planted a record-breaking 353,633,660 trees in 12 hours on July 29th. Initially setting out...

Panama Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Written by: Kimberly White  Panama’s plastic bag ban has gone into effect. Panama became the first Central American country...

Elephant and Rhino Populations Rebounding Following Poaching Crackdown in Tanzania

Written by: Kimberly White  Rhino and elephant populations are on the rise in Tanzania. The population rebound is a...

Streets of Rio de Janeiro to be Free from Fossil Fuels by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White Best known for its beaches and annual Carnival, the city of Rio de Janeiro has...

Roadside wildflower meadows are springing up across the UK – and they’re helping wildlife...

Written by: Olivia Norfolk Since the end of World War II, 97% of the UK’s...

Governor of Montana Joins US Climate Alliance, Establishes Climate Solutions Council

Written by: Kimberly White  Montana Governor Steve Bullock started off July with two new climate change commitments. On July...

New York City Styrofoam Ban Begins

Written by: Kimberly White New York City has officially begun enforcing its ban on styrofoam after a 6-month warning...

Conservation Win for Elephants in Mozambique

Written by: Kimberly White Once plagued with wildlife crime, the Niassa National Reserve has become a safe haven for...

Canada Announces Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White Another country is ramping up its battle with plastic pollution. On June 10th, Canadian...

Indigenous peoples’ work in world’s protected areas is ignored and untapped

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon This topic will be explored at...

IUCN’s Inger Andersen Starts New Role as Head of UN Environment

Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that Inger Andersen has officially begun...

Action is needed to save West Africa’s critically endangered chimpanzees

Written by: Tatyana Humle, Rosa Garriga, and Luna Cuadrado In 2016, the International...

Why Apple is investing in Colombia’s mangroves

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra This topic will be explored at the Global Landscapes...

World Environment Day Aims to #BeatAirPollution

Written by: Kimberly White It is that time of year again- World Environment Day! Celebrated every year on...

New Reality TV Concept Seeks to Take Sustainable Housing to the Masses

Written by: James McGregor What do you get when you mix in a Government policy objective, some reality TV...

ADB Lends $4mn For A Solar Project in Kandahar

Courtesy of Wadsam The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has issued a $4 million loan...

Chile Joins the Plastics Pact Network

Written by: Kimberly White Chile has taken another step forward in their battle against plastic pollution. In April, the...

Governor of Pennsylvania Joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.

Finalists Chosen for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Competitions

Written by: Kimberly White The competition for Europe’s greenest cities is heating up. Six cities have entered the last...

In Ghana, one man plants a future with 20 million new trees

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Hugh Biggar Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa is helping Ghana see the...

75 Years of Wildfire Prevention: The Story of the Real Smokey Bear

Written by: Kimberly White The Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign was launched 75 years ago in 1944 and is...

UN Secretary-General Appoints 2019-2020 Class of SDG Advocates

Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed the 2019-2020 class of advocates for the...

24 hours for more sustainable todays and tomorrows

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon From sustainable landscape restoration that mitigates climate change,...

Microplastics have even been blown into a remote corner of the Pyrenees

Written by: Dr. Sharon George and Carolyn Roberts Microplastics have been discovered in a...

Impossible Whopper Test Goes “Exceedingly Well”, National Roll Out Confirmed

Written by: Kimberly White Last month, fast food giant Burger King began testing out a new plant-based version...

Climate change forced these Fijian communities to move – and with 80 more at...

Written by: Annah Piggott-McKellar, Karen Elizabeth McNamara, and Patrick D. Nunn The original Fijian...

San Francisco’s Downtown To Be Powered by 100% Renewable Electricity

Written by: Kimberly White Mayor London Breed has announced a new plan to curb San Francisco’s carbon footprint.

New Campaign Calls on Japan to End Ivory Trade

Written by: Kimberly White WildAid Japan and Tears of the African Elephant (TAE) are calling on Japan to end...

New Private Sector Alliance For Sustainable Development Goals Announced

Written by: Kimberly White On April 15th, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced a new CEO alliance to finance...

Alberta grizzly bears will feel the effects of climate change

Written by: Greg McDermid, David Laskin, and Scott Nielsen Toward the end of each...

Chile President Sebastián Piñera Launches COP25 Climate Summit

Written by: Kimberly White On Thursday, April 11th, President Sebastián Piñera launched the COP25 climate change summit. Chile will...

New York Yankees Join UN Sports for Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White Last week, the New York Yankees became the first major North American sports organization...

Camera traps are revealing the secret lives of Britain’s mammals

Written by: Sian Green Wildlife populations are declining globally, but it’s not all doom and gloom. We’re...

Thailand: Advancing Partnerships for Sustainability

Written by: Kimberly White In November 2018,  H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, the ASEAN 2018 Chairman and Prime...

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. Earlier...

Canada Announces Nature Champions Summit

Written by: Kimberly White The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, has announced that Canada will host...

From Start-ups to Fortune 50: ReGenFriends Hosts Customer-Centric Summit in San Francisco

Written by: Kimberly White ReGenFriends is bringing everyone from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies together with their ReGenFriends Customer-Centric...

A Jurisdictional Approach to Sustainability: Chester is the World’s First Sustainable Palm Oil City

Written by: Datuk Darrel Webber The city of Chester celebrates as it becomes the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil...

Women’s Climate Leadership: Mayors of Sydney, Lisbon, Quito, Montreal, and Paris Launch Mentorship Programs

Written by: Kimberly White Mayors from cities around the globe are joining together to support women climate leaders.

Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay Join Battle Against Marine Plastic Pollution

Written by: Kimberly White Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay have joined the battle against marine plastic...

UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion Launches at UN Environment Assembly

Written by: Kimberly White The UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion launched today at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)...

Japan and UN Environment Join Together in Battle Against Marine Litter

Written by: Kimberly White Earlier this month, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), announced...

Restoring New York Harbor with One Billion Oysters

Written by: Kimberly White Before the concrete and container ships, when canoes were more common than cars, the New...

Conserving the Congo Basin: Cuvette Centrale

Written by: Kimberly White A bountiful fusion of rivers, flooded forests, swamps and savannahs, the Congo Basin is abounding...

2019 European Innovation Competition Begins, Looks for Innovations to Reduce Plastic Waste

Written by: Kimberly White Last week the European Commission launched the 2019 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition...

Private Sector Involvement In Afghan Energy Production

Courtesy of Wadsam The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Energy Sector Improvement Program (ESIP) conducted a workshop at Serena Hotel in Kabul...

Diggin’ Dallas: How 9 Simple Waste Digs May Sway Council’s Vote for a Commercial...

Written by: Stacy Savage In August 2018, the Dallas City Council voted to approve a recycling ordinance for all multi-family dwellings...

New agreement to boost transborder conservation of rhinos, elephants, and tigers in India and...

Written by: Mayank Aggarwal/Mongabay India and Nepal, which share a border running more than 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles),...

Do we need a wildlife crime convention?

Written by: John E. Scanlon There is no global agreement on wildlife crime, nor any universally agreed definition of wildlife crime.

IUCN’s Inger Andersen to Head United Nations Environment Programme

Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations General Assembly has elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of...

Indonesia Deforestation Decline Prompts Payments from Norway

Written by: Kimberly White In 2010, Norway and Indonesia joined together for a climate and forest partnership...

Why reality TV might be the answer to mass market uptake of sustainable housing

Written by: James McGregor Popular home makeover TV shows like “This Old House”, “Grand Designs”, and the “Property Brothers”...

Aquatic Pollution and Watershed Management in Galliyat

Written by: Ahmed Raza, WWF-Pakistan Nature has blessed Pakistan with adequate surface and groundwater resources. However, rapid population...

UK Government Launches Year of Green Action

Written by: Kimberly White In January, Environment Secretary Michael Gove called upon people to join together to protect the...

Mountain Gorilla: Population Increase Gives Hope

Written by: Kimberly White The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has reclassified the Mountain Gorilla from “critically...

How to Empower Women By Being Change Agents

Written by Glenda Monge Alvarado Talks about sustainability with a gender focus are rarely found. Although gender equality is one...

Alaska: Climate Changed

Written by: Kimberly White Often referred to as “the last frontier,” Alaska has become one of the first frontiers of climate change...

Afghan Women Meet To Advocate For Women in Peace Process

Courtesy of Wadsam More than 75 women members of Provincial Peace Councils (PPCs) met in Kabul on Wednesday to plot a...

Bali Bans Single-Use Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White On December 24, 2018, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced that the Indonesian province of Bali is officially banning...

New Zealand Plastic Bag Phase Out Confirmed

Written by: Kimberly White In December, Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, confirmed the plastic bag phase out for retailers.

Ministry of Environment Announces Korean Sustainable Development Goals

Written by: Kimberly White On December 24, 2018, Minister Cho Myung-Rae announced the confirmation of the Korean Sustainable Development Goals (K-SDGs).

Scottish Government Powers Past Coal

Written by: Kimberly White During the United Nations climate change conference COP24, the Scottish Government announced their intention to join the Powering...

The World’s 5 Most Sustainable Cities

Written by: Kimberly White The world’s most sustainable cities have been revealed. In October, the global design...

Nepal Set to Double National Tiger Population

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Nepal announced that the country’s wild tiger population has nearly doubled since 2009.

Investment Accelerator Competition to Help UK Businesses Tackle Ocean Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White The UK Government has announced a new investment partnership that offers up to £6 million in grant and...

THE COMMITTEES: Setting out to ‘transform the world’ in the General Assembly’s Second Committee

Courtesy of UN News Centre Header image: UN Photo/Cia Pak: To mark the 70th anniversary of the United...