Mediterranean Basin Facing Irreversible Environmental Damage, Warns new UNEP Report

Rising inequality, biodiversity loss, the growing impact of climate change and unrelenting pressure on natural resources could lead to irreversible environmental damage in the Mediterranean basin, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean finds that, unless urgent …

Partnership Between UNEP and ReNew Power to Increase Access to Clean Energy in India

India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a partnership agreement to promote increased access to renewable energy and improved energy efficiency. The strengthened partnership between the two parties – who signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 10th July 2020 in Delhi- …

Video Game Industry to Rally 250 Million Players to Protect the Planet

Some of the biggest names in mobile gaming today – with a combined active user base of 250 million players – unveiled a series of environmental activations they will be integrating into live games such as Subway Surfers, Angry Birds 2 and Golf Clash. During the first ever Green Mobile …

Cities – Where the Fight for a Green Recovery Will Be Won or Lost

Cities are home to 55 per cent of the world’s population, all jammed together cheek-by-jowl. Little wonder, then, that cities are being hit hardest by COVID-19: an estimated 90 per cent of all reported cases have occurred in urban areas. But the same concentration of people also makes cities the …

This App Plants Trees When People Make Lower-Carbon Choices

Ant Forest is a mobile game that has become China’s largest private sector tree-planting scheme. The game has funded the planting of more than 120 million trees, covering more than 100,000 hectares. The project has contributed to China becoming the world’s leading tree-planting nation. Ant Forest was awarded the UN’s …

Beyond Tourism – Investing in Local Communities to Protect Africa’s Wild Spaces

For ten years, Dixon Parmuya has guided tourists on bush walks around Amboseli National Park in Southern Kenya. But since COVID-19 swept through Kenya in mid-March, the country’s tourism industry has dwindled, leaving many locals without jobs and animals without protection. The coronavirus pandemic is creating what experts are calling …