World Oceans Day

World Environment Day

International Day for Biological Diversity

Biological diversity is often understood in terms of the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms, but it also includes genetic differences within each species — for example, between varieties of crops and breeds of livestock — and the variety…

COP 15 - Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

​The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final…

International Mother Earth Day

When Mother Earth sends us a message Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans filling with plastic and turning more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires and floods, as well as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season,…

World Water Day 2022

GROUNDWATER - MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives.  Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is…

Ocean Science Fact: Mangrove and other blue carbon ecosystems can sequester 10 times more carbon than boreal, temperate or tropical forest

Although mangroves account for less than 2% of marine environments, they carry out 10 to 15% of global carbon burial. Mangroves are carbon-absorbing machines that absorb carbon dioxide when growing and sink carbon to the seafloor when dead.   The Power…

2021 at a glance - Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

Increasing economic activity in the most isolated atolls in the Pacific

Photo © Direction des ressources marines de Polynésie française (content available in French only) Accroitre l’activité économique des atolls les plus isolés dans le Pacifique Aux Tuamotu, un projet innovant de création d’un laboratoire de…

Ocean Science Fact: Coral Reefs = Protection

Coral Reefs = Protection Study shows that coral reefs provide substantial protection against natural hazards by reducing wave energy by an average of 97%. There are 100 million or more people who may receive risk reduction benefits from reefs or bear…
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