Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh Swims in Antarctica

UN Environment Patron of Oceans and endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh swam one kilometer in freezing Antarctic waters wearing nothing more than a pair of swimming trunks to bring the world’s attention to ocean protection. 

Preventing Our Oceans from Becoming Dumps

This video introduces the issue of marine litter and the role that the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) can play in solving the problem. Find out more here.

A Bottle's Odyssey

A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner. For for more information on UNEP's work on plastic waste and marine litter, click here

Branching Out for a Green Economy by Sir David Attenborough

This short animated film, narrated by actor/director/producer and Academy Award winner Sir David Attenborough, highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change. It also reviews the current situation and some transformative solutions.

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev as nature's banker--assessing the value of the Earth's assets. Eye-opening charts will make you think differently about the cost of air, water, trees, and more. 

High-level dialogue on Natural Capital

High-level dialogue on Natural Capital hosted by UNEP's Finance Initiative

Integrated Landscape Management and the SDGs | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature

The United Nations’ adoption of Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) with 169 targets, presents a monumental opportunity to the global community to improve human well-being and equality while also conserving Earth’s natural resources and the vital ecological functions on which we all depend. But agreement on the goals is just the first step.

Why do we need to change our food system?

Every day you have to eat, just like the other 7.2 billion people on the planet. By 2050, at least 2 billion more people will join you. 

In this short video we explore the reasons why we need to transform the way we eat and consume our food.

You can participate in change, too: ask yourself about the food that you produce or eat, eat a balanced diet and reduce your food waste.

Land Degradation Neutral World

On 25 September 2015, 193 countries came together in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. SDG 15 calls for the protection, restoration and sustainable management of land-based ecosystems.

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