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It is common knowledge that when plastic ends up in the ocean, it negatively impacts the livelihoods of fisherfolk and the tourism sector, especially for iconic locations such as Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
Twenty-eight chemicals that cause health problems including cancer and reproductive disorders – and sometimes death – are banned or restricted under the Stockholm Convention, one of the most critical international agreements administered by UN Environment.
UN Environment brought together retailers, manufacturers and other stakeholders to discuss preparations for Kenya’s national ban on plastic bags, which takes effect in August.
Climate change is the biggest “mega trend” endangering millions of lives across the planet, and UN Environment has a key role to play in building resilience and helping people and nations to adapt.
Human mobility has fundamentally altered the make-up and the character of the biological world, as more and more species, relocated from their natural home environments, have – as aliens – been introduced, either intentionally or unintentional