UNEP is celebrating the 50 years of work, and the world has come together to:
🌎 in order to repair the ozone layer,
🌏 phase out leaded fuel,
🌍 protect endangered species facing extinction.
It is necessary to solve the world’s environmental challenges when weather shifts threaten food production and raise sea levels, increasing the threat of catastrophic flooding. The effects of climate change are multinational in scope and unprecedented in scale.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) celebrates its 50 birthday this year in 2022, calling for more action worldwide to overcome climate change, biodiversity loss, and rising levels of pollution and waste – three crises that threaten our planet.
Some fifty years ago, the idea of global environmental governance was not accepted by the universe. However, Canadian diplomat ‘Maurice Strong’ who became the UNEP first Executive Director – persuaded many governments to need to make it a preference. He portrayed here at a deepening in 1974, modernizing correspondents in New York on the latest concluded session of UNEP’s Governing Council in Nairobi.
By cooperating with partners worldwide, UNEP helped a lot in order to save the endangered species from extinction through creative approaches such as looking for an option in a bid to increase the income of local communities so that they can share space and resources with wildlife.
UNEP’s Gorilla Conservation Coffee project teaches farmers of Uganda how they can grow top-notch beans while saving water and using organic fertilizers. This has also helped the mountain gorilla population in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, to steadily grow.
UNEP believes that restoring the key ecosystems is critical to helping to combat climate changes through sustainable development.
And as the first global voice on the environment, it delivers both leadership and partnership in order to enhance people and the planet’s life while doing work with the REEFolution Foundation and local residents in developing countries in using hands-on methods to restore and conserve coral reefs, as pictured.
During @UNEP's 50 years of work, the world has come together to:
🌎 repair the ozone layer,
🌏 phase out leaded fuel,
🌍 protect endangered species facing extinction.#UNEP50 is an opportunity for collective #ClimateAction to safeguard people & planet. https://t.co/Pd1lWOasE1
— United Nations (@UN) February 20, 2022
Carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere for up to 1,000 years, methane for around ten years, and nitrous oxide for about 120 years. UNEP has been working for decades in order to decrease these greenhouse gases (GHGs), including by training farmers to swap out toxic chemical fertilizers for an organic alternative.
UNEP’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition, which is basically a global network of 120 states and out of state partners, and some hundreds of local actors- who committed that they will increase the quality of air and will protect the environment.
Desertification and drought are endangering lives and livelihoods, highlighting the necessity to boost biodiversity in ecosystem restoration.
To decrease biodiversity loss, UNEP has been an important player in the global movement to restrict deforestation, including in the farmland pictured here, which was once part of Tsitongambaraika forest in one of Madagascar’s few remaining humid lowland areas. Local residents are being educated about the value of their natural resources and preserving trees.