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 Photographs by Kadir Van Lohuizen. Peatlands are the most efficient carbon sink on the planet. In fact, globally they store up to 88.6 billion metric tons of carbon. Indonesian peat, holding 60 billion metric tons, makes up most of this. What is peat? Peat, a part of Indonesia’s delicate...
Fish make up 17% of the world’s consumption in Chile, fishing is a vital source of income for communities, including the people of famed Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it's known by Chileans. The livelihood of these people is at stake, due to declining populations of marine species who are being...
Electricity Morocco was climbing fast – by as much as 10 percent in some years -  a large share used to light homes. Energy efficiency effectively became a national emergency with lighting at the heart of the effort. Photographs by Nour Eddine Tilsaghani . Power use could be curbed easily if...
For years, Christine Chemjor, a nurse from Pelawa, struggled to ensure children living in Kadjiado county received vaccines.  “People will travel long distances to access the dispensary and I would have to tell them that there were no vaccines available because of storage problems.” Thanks to the...
In Panchase region, overgrazed, unproductive grasslands and abandoned lands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, leaving them unsuitable for growing species of farmers’ choice and easily overpowered by invasive species. These impacts both undermine the resilience of the...
Kigali, 15 October 2016 - Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal today to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on...
Delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech this year can now walk their talk by following the Green Passport Map of the beautiful “ochre city”. Designed by UN Environment, the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, Michelin and the Moroccan non-profit Association Mawarid for...
London, 3 November 2016 - The world must urgently and dramatically increase its ambition to cut roughly a further quarter off predicted 2030 global greenhouse emissions and have any chance of minimizing dangerous climate change, UN Environment said today as it released its annual Emissions Gap...

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