Leveraging the advantages of augmented reality for reaching audiences, a new Clean Seas augmented reality experience created by Singapore creative technology studio MeshMinds, in cooperation with the UNEP, now allows audiences to immerse themselves in the challenge of tackling marine litter.
Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean – equivalent to a full garbage truck dumped into the sea every minute. A new campaign by UNEP seeks to raise awareness on the harm caused by plastics in personal care products and shifts that can be made to reduce plastic footprints.
In fact, The UNEP Emissions Gap Report for 2019 which was launched on Tuesday, November 26, warns that the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, even if countries meet commitments in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) issued a report assessing countries’ plans and outlooks for fossil fuel production highlighting a significant production gap. The report was produced by leading research organizations, including the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), International Institute for Sustainable Development, Overseas Development Institute, CICERO Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research, Climate Analytics, and UNEP, and more than 50 researchers from numerous universities and research organizations contributed to the analysis and review.
The IMO Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea is coordinating the technical and feasibility study to examine the possibility of designating the Mediterranean Sea, or parts of it, as a SOx-ECA under IMO’s prevention of pollution convention (MARPOL) Annex VI.
IMO announced that joined countries and stakeholders, concerned with protecting the Caspian Sea from oil pollution, at a regional meeting in Bandar-e Anzali, Islamic Republic of Iran, realized on 16-20 April.
Made public the day before the Paris Agreement comes into force, UNEP report finds that 2030 emissions are expected to reach 54 to 56 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent – far above the level of 42 needed to have a chance of limiting global warming to 2oC this century.
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