- Italian Environment Ministry commits 4.5 million euro for the protection of the Mediterranean
- The money will go to improving protection of marine parks and tackling marine litter, among others
Brazil and Barcelona star takes up Gisele Bündchen invitation to help end illegal trade in wildlife
"This new campaign will not allow ignorance, indifference, fashion or status to serve as an excuse." - UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Li Bingbing
- Partnership for Action on Green Economy is supporting governments in Peru, Colombia and Mongolia to introduce green policies.
- Mongolia plans to green public education buildings, by reducing heat loss by 20 per cent by 2020 and by 40 per cent by 2030.
- Close to 15% of the Earth's land and 12% of its territorial waters are covered by national parks and other protected areas.
- Coverage of marine protected areas more than quadrupled in the last decade.
- Eight in 10 key biodiversity areas worldwide lack complete protection.