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A staggering number of young Gambians have lost their lives trying to escape to Europe. We're implementing the largest natural resource development project in the history of the country to make their lives better back home. #ClimateAction
The artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector releases as much as 1,000 tonnes of mercury, almost 40% of the global total, into the atmosphere every year. Action to protect health and livelihoods ▶️

Without the 🐄?

The young entrepreneurs at @PerfectDayFoods are working to make it happen. ⤵️ #YoungChamps
Are you looking to brainstorm concepts & think about how to tackle environmental challenges differently in 2019?

Here are 5 events & festivals in 🎉 2019 that aim to inspire environmental action & positive opportunities to network. #YoungChamps🔽
#DYK about 30% of global species threats are due to international trade?

New #TradeHub led by @unepwcmc aims to make trade a positive force for both nature conservation 🐸🦋🌳 & marginalised people.
Innovation to #SolveDifferent for a #greeneconomy

The @NCDeclaration ENCORE tool allows financial institutions to assess their exposure to events like

Ocean pollution
Changes in biodiversity
Soil degradation

Learn more ⬇️
Global food production is the largest pressure caused by humans on Earth ➕
Current dietary trends, combined with projected population growth, will exacerbate risks to people & planet.

We must change the way we farm—and our diets.
The artisanal & small-scale gold mining sector is the single largest source of man-made mercury emissions.
New @theGEF #GEFGold programme to improve conditions for artisanal miners across 8 countries while slashing harmful mercury emissions.
#SolveDifferent to #BeatPollution

A car-sharing tool in Pakistan is seeking to create a more efficient travel system that offers low-income travellers more opportunities while also tackling pollution.
The past 4 years have been the 4 warmest years on record - and the warmest 20 years on record have been in the last 22 years. @WMO's latest global climate report ➡️ #ClimateAction

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India’s bold move against disposable plastic will drastically stem the flow of plastics from 1.3 billion people & business in the fastest growing economy in the world. #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay
For our planet 🌏 and for our health 🏥 we need to #BeatPlasticPollution. Get involved for #WorldEnvironmentDay 👉
Arpit Dhupar of India is a Young Champion of the Earth.
His groundbreaking technique filters 90% of particulate matter from diesel generators & turns it into ink, without impairing mechanical performance. #YoungChamps
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#GlobalTigerDay #WildforLife
Break up for #ValentinesDay
It's time to end your toxic relationship with single-use plastic and find a new love ❤️ for #CleanSeas!
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Tag, you’re all it!
It takes just a few moments to play #BeatPlasticPollution tag for #WorldEnvironmentDay - challenge your friends to join in the push for a cleaner, greener future. 💚🌍
Pangolins are at risk of disappearing from our planet. RT to show your support & go #WildforLife #WorldPangolinDay
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New @icimod report on Hindu Kush Himalaya region:

If global climate efforts fail, current emissions would lead to a loss of 2/3 of the region’s glaciers by 2100.

The need for #ClimateAction is greater than ever.
Nations must raise their #ClimateAction ambition by
🔴 3X to meet the 2°C warming target
🔴 5X to meet the 1.5°C warming target
We urgently need a large-scale push to bridge the #EmissionsGap:
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Biodiversity is being lost at up to 1,000 times the natural rate.
This loss & the degrading of ecosystems increases the vulnerability of communities to #climatechange. #UNBiodiversityConference
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