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🔺🐝 Did you know that pesticides, when applied to crops, can reach bees through the air, water and soil? Pesticides can affect the navigation 🗺 pattern as well as learning and feeding behaviour of bees. We need to protect our bees for many reasons. 👉 Beekeeping provides an important source of income for many rural livelihoods. 👉 The honey bee is the most widespread managed pollinator in the world with 81 million hives producing 1.6 million tonnes of honey annually. Happy #worldbeeday
If we are serious about the future of our civilization and about delivering the Paris Agreement, we will have to fully decarbonize the economy by 2050, requiring no less than a ‘green industrial revolution’. It is still possible for us to act decisively to prevent catastrophic damage to the very web of life that sustains all species on the planet, including us humans. #ClimateAction
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing form of food production and the source of half the world’s seafood—and most forecasts project continued growth as the global population swells to 10 billion people by 2050. 🐡 ♻ Sustainable aquaculture can provide seafood to help meet the nutritional needs of a growing global population, while also creating new income, benefitting marine ecosystems & providing attractive investment opportunities.
Most major cities have various sources of air pollution. These include: ▪️Old cars ▪️Poor quality fuel ▪️Burning trash ▪️Industrial brick kilns ▪️Small-scale smelting plants and foundries ▪️Power plants ▪️Generators ▪️Household cooking stoves ▪️Heaters It is important to #BeatAirPollution to improve the quality of air. Go to our stories ⬆ to learn more on Air Pollution
Nitrogen makes up 78% of Earth's 🌍atmosphere and humans use it for many different purposes especially in agriculture as fertilizers to grow much of the planet's food. ❌However, nitrogen can cause many pollutant effects in air, land and water. 🗝It is important to properly manage nitrogen, which is a valuable product. The thinking around nitrogen is changing from just reducing pollution to recapturing it for the circular economy. #BeatAirPollution
Dugongs can be found in the warm coastal waters from East Africa to Australia, including the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific. They have long been associated with myths, and early sightings have led to legends of mermaids and sirens. Commercial hunting of dugongs is banned, but illegal hunting continues in some places with dugongs being cruelly slaughtered to supply an illegal meat trade. Go to our stories to learn more on this endangered species. #wildforlife
From Kenya 🇰🇪 and Australia 🇦🇺 to the UK 🇬🇧 - schools and universities are leading by example and reducing carbon emissions, promoting renewable energy and becoming hotbeds of activism on the defining issue for a generation: #ClimateChange. A good example is the @universityofbristol , which has reduced carbon emissions by 27% since 2005 through a combination of technical measures, including heating controls and LED lighting. It has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 and in March 2018, it announced plans to divest completely from all investments in fossil fuel companies within two years. What is your university or school doing to fight climate change and #BeatAirPollution? Let us know in the comments below📥
Tropical forests 🌲🌳 are critical for addressing #ClimateChange & achieving the Global Goals. Many of the indigenous peoples & forest communities who protect them are on the front lines of the deforestation crisis. Their lives and livelihoods are threatened by illegal logging and mining operators, poachers, agribusiness, drug traffickers and even governments. In 2017 alone, 207 environmental defenders were killed protecting their lands, territories and forests from destruction, a disproportionate number of them indigenous people. 👉 If you are serious about fighting climate change, get serious about empowering the people who are protecting the world’s forests. #EnvironmentalDefenders
🔷 75% of the world’s freshwater devoted to agriculture & livestock 🔶 60 billion tons of renewable (freshwater & biomass) & non-renewable resources (oil, gas and minerals) extracted globally every year 🔷Urban areas have more than doubled since 1992 at the expense of forests and wetlands Humanity's impact on nature cannot continue like this - we need balance.
⚠ The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. The @IPBES_#GlobalAssessment ranks, for the first time, the main drivers of change in nature with the largest relative global impacts. These are: 1: Change in land & sea 🌊 use 2: Direct exploitation of organisms 3: #ClimateChange 4: Pollution 5: ? Do you know what the fifth factor is? We will reveal it tomorrow