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Italy gives 5 million euro to UN Environment Fund

6. February 2017 - 16:00
- Money will go to greening marine economy and boosting resource efficiency among others - Since 2014, Italy contributed over 10.5 euro million to the Environment Fund

European Commission, UN Environment step up cooperation to protect the world's oceans

5. January 2017 - 16:00
Green growth and biodiversity also on the agenda

UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity

5. January 2017 - 16:00
Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development - Pledges and commitments in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity made by Business; Cities and Subnational Authorities, IPLCs and Youth; - Capacity-building strategy agreed for the Convention and its Protocols; - Protected areas on the land and in the oceans and seas, expanding considerably, with Mexico increasing marine protection to 23 per cent; - Marine agenda advances with work on marine debris, underwater noise and spatial planning; - Decisions made on Climate-related Geoengineering, synthetic biology and others.

As countries rush to protect their seas, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh calls to preserve the Antarctic

5. January 2017 - 16:00
- Marine protected areas now cover 18.5 million km2 - over 5% of the global ocean and nearly 13% of territorial waters - Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh launches campaign to place an Antarctic area the size of Australia under protection - Mexico announces largest biological reserve in the country's history

Urban sprawl, mining and tourism are adding to the litter problem in mountains, but a new UN report shows way out

5. January 2017 - 16:00
- The 2015 Nepal earthquake produced 11 years-worth of debris in a single day - 140,000 kilograms of trash remain in Mt. Everest region following decades of tourism - Over a quarter of people in mountainous regions now live in cities