World Oceans Day underscores need to protect ‘the foundation of life’

Over a third of global fish stocks are being harvested at unsustainable levels – just one example of how human activity is harming oceans, which cover more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/06/1137442
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World Oceans Day underscores need to protect ‘the foundation of life’
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Suriname gives ‘hope and inspiration to the world to save our rainforests’: UN chief 

02 Jul 2022

Suriname might be the smallest and least populated country in South America, but it is also one of the greenest. Considered a global leader in biodiversity conservation, with more than 90 per cent of its land surface covered by native forests, the nation’s unrivaled natural resources more than make up for its size. 

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Food systems account for over one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions

09 Mar 2021

More than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity can be attributed to the way we produce, process and package food, a UN-backed study published on Tuesday has revealed. 

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Records smashed – new WMO climate report confirms 2023 hottest so far

Records smashed – new WMO climate report confirms 2023 hottest so far

19 Mar 2024

Records were once again broken for greenhouse gas levels, surface temperatures, ocean heat and acidification, sea level rise, ice cover and glacier retreat, a new global report issued by the UN weather agency (WMO) on Tuesday shows.