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This is why we need alternatives to plastic packaging. This is why we need innovation to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas.

Good news - New Caledonia 🇳🇨, home to some of the world’s last near-pristine coral reefs, will create marine protected areas to help safeguard them. #IYOR2018 📷 @unsplash / Sébastien Jermer

If we want #CleanSeas like this, we must take action on land. What will you do? Head to the link in our bio to share your commitment.

Wildfires are part of nature and play an important role in shaping ecosystems by acting as agents of renewal & change. However, in addition to destroying properties, wildlife & human lives, they also endanger human health & contribute to #climatechange by releasing major greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Climate-related crises such as floods or storms, & drought or water scarcity are unravelling, with an enormous impact on human security. Scientists worry that higher spring & summer temperatures are causing longer dry spells and increasing the likelihood of droughts & prolonged wildfire seasons. 📷 REUTERS

“Some children don’t know about studies. We make them aware, so they complete higher education. They are doing their best.” - Rakhi Goswami. This 24-year-old teacher supports children from Delhi’s largest rubbish dumps as part of the “No Child in Trash” programme of the Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group. Learn more via the link in our bio ☝️☝️☝️ #YouthDay #YoungChamps #safespaces4youth 📷 Georgina Smith/UN Environment

Tomorrow is #WorldElephantDay 🐘 These magnificent creatures are threatened by the illegal wildlife trade and we’re working with governments to protect them. Learn more in our Stories ☝️#wildforlife #elephant #biodiversity

“We’re phasing out single-use plastic bags so we can better look after our environment and safeguard New Zealand’s clean, green reputation.” - #NewZealand Prime Minister @JacindaArdern has announced that the country will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year. Together, we can #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas. #beatpollution

We’re not going to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas unless we embrace innovative alternatives. Would you wear a pineapple 🍍pleather jacket? #innovation

Congratulations to @lewis.pugh for reaching the hallway point of #TheLongSwim! Our Patron of the Oceans is swimming the length of the English Channel to raise awareness about the importance of marine protected areas. Keep up your inspiring efforts, Lewis! 📷📷 @kelvintrautman #cleanseas #saveourocean #ocean #inspiration

Climate action must happen now – the risks to our planet are greater than ever. Scientists warn of a climate cascade if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, leading to "hothouse" conditions and higher sea levels, making some areas on Earth uninhabitable. #climatechange #climateaction

Why is a green economy so important? An inclusive green economy is an alternative to today's dominant economic model, which exacerbates inequalities, encourages waste, triggers resource scarcities, and generates widespread threats to the environment and human health. #renewables #climatechange #greeneconomy 📷 @unsplash / @devkalidhasan

Artificial intelligence + scooter-mounted 360-degree cameras = a revolutionary way to survey coral reefs. @uniofqld scientists, with support from from @vulcaninc, are using AI to find much-needed hope for the future of reefs. #climatechange #IYOR2018 🎥 @theoceanagency

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