Environmental champion hails rivers as ‘arteries of our planet’

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh traded the ocean for New York State’s Hudson River, declaring at the end of his epic 517 kilometre journey downriver on Wednesday that “we can never become complacent when it comes to protecting the environment”. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/09/1140757
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Environmental champion hails rivers as ‘arteries of our planet’
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Environmental champion hails rivers as ‘arteries of our planet’

Environmental champion hails rivers as ‘arteries of our planet’

14 Sep 2023

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh traded the ocean for New York State’s Hudson River, declaring at the end of his epic 517 kilometre journey downriver on Wednesday that “we can never become complacent when it comes to protecting the environment”.

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UNEP oceans advocate Lewis Pugh on epic Hudson swim to highlight importance of river health

UNEP oceans advocate Lewis Pugh on epic Hudson swim to highlight importance of river health

09 Aug 2023

The UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, is on a quest to swim the length of the iconic Hudson River in New York state to draw attention to the critical importance of healthy river ecosystems to oceans and the overall environment. 

‘Let’s all become the champions the ocean needs’ – UN chief Guterres

23 Jan 2023

On the last day of his visit to Cabo Verde, UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the Ocean Race Summit Mindelo, saying that “ending the ocean emergency is a race we must win.”