This free eLearning course was developed to support city-level capacity building on the topic of plastic waste management. The purpose of this course is to share the latest knowledge and approaches to measuring and managing plastic pollution from land-based sources, in particular cities, for the achievement of local, national and regional goals related to sustainable development.
SDG14 Life Below Water
This site contains links to the activities and tools ESCAP has used to strengthen environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific. It also contains a collection of outputs from these activities. One of the purposes of the self-learning materials is to provide background to reading the guidance documents. Another purpose is to provide insights into policy applications and data sources.
NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new open, online webinar series: Monitoring Coastal and Estuarine Water Quality: Transitioning from MODIS to VIIRS.
Species Distribution Models (SDMs) play a critical role in biodiversity, conservation, and understanding the potential impacts to ecosystems under changing climate conditions. SDMs contextualize future scenarios based on known or projected ecological parameters and are the cornerstone for adaptive management planning around short- and long-term changes to complex landscapes.
Have you ever wondered where the 11 million tonnes of plastic that enters our oceans every year comes from and how it got there? In this video, learn why measuring plastic waste and pinpointing how it travels from ‘land to sea’ is crucial in identifying the best measures to tackle marine plastic litter for your city or region.
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise awareness and generate action on a pressing environmental issue. The Day offers an opportunity to reflect on accomplishments and renew our resolve in overcoming the environmental challenges facing the world today. Held annually since 1974, World Environment Day is a vital platform for promoting progress on the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals.
2021 Theme: The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods
Shedding light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our lifesource, supporting humanity and every other organism on earth.
The Youth 4 Climate Action Project (Y4CAP) delivered a successful workshop to over 1,000 students at Tilak High School in Fiji to raise awareness on climate change, marine ecosystems, the Sustainable Development Goals, and leadership. In continuation of the awareness campaign on good environmental practices, a sandalwood planting exercise was also conducted at the school.