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Official account of the United Nations Environment Programme. 🌏🌍🌎 #ForNature

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𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔 give us 1️⃣ example of how your country is adapting to climate change? 📈🤔

Using scarce water resources more efficiently
Developing drought-tolerant crops

These are 2️⃣ examples of climate change adaptation. But what does adaptation mean💭?

🔼 More in fleets 🔼

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Our Executive Director @andersen_inger will be speaking at an @LSEGeography online event on 20 January about "Solutions for a Planet in Crisis," with the world facing the triple crises of climate change, nature loss & pollution.

Learn more & register here

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Adaptation – reducing countries’ and communities’ vulnerability to climate change by increasing their ability to absorb impacts and remain resilient – is a pillar of the #ParisAgreement.

Explore the #AdaptationGap & the action we need to close it ⤵️

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Our State of Planet podcast brings together scientists, @UN experts, civil society, governments, businesses and others to discuss the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

The first episodes focus on the #AdaptationGap.

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Nature-based solutions are a win-win-win for

People 🙋🏿‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏾‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️
The planet🌏🌍🌎
Our economies 💼🏦

Learn about their critical role in the push to close the #AdaptationGap:
#ForNature

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Replying to @UNBiodiversity: Is 2021 the year we make nature part of the mainstream in our economies, societies, and everyday lives?

@nature_org s…

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Replying to @andersen_inger: The impacts of failing to invest in #climate adaptation will be very severe. It is the poorest who are most exposed to…

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Replying to @JoyceMsuya: The @UNEP #AdaptationGap Report: nations need to urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face seriou…

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The @UNEP #AdaptationGap Report: nations need to urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses.

Public and private finance for adaptation must increase, along with faster implementation.

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We need bold ACTION to close the #AdaptationGap, from embracing the power of nature to pursuing a green recovery from #COVID19.

Learn more:
#ClimateAction

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The impacts of failing to invest in #climate adaptation will be very severe. It is the poorest who are most exposed to these impacts that will pay the highest price for our inaction. #AdaptationGap

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What is climate adaptation❓

What are nature-based solutions to climate change❓

Valerie Kapos of @unepwcmc answers some of your most common questions on climate change adaptation in the #AdaptationGap edition of Ask a Scientist.

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Adaptation

🟢 Helps countries better absorb the impacts of climate change
🔵 Makes them less vulnerable and more resilient.

What can we do to close the #AdaptationGap?

Watch here⤵️ and learn more here:

#ClimateAction

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It's time to close the #AdaptationGap.

Nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses.

Our new report on the challenges and the way forward⬇️

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Replying to @andersen_inger: January 14 marks the third year of the imprisonment of former @UNEP colleague Niloufar Bayani and fellow environmentali…

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Good news #ForNature as the #GreatGreenWall Initiative has received 💲1️⃣4️⃣ billion in funding to scale up efforts to
✅Restore degraded land
✅Create green jobs
✅Strengthen resilience
✅Protect biodiversity

How? 📖 ⤵️
#GenerationRestoration

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January 14 marks the third year of the imprisonment of former @UNEP colleague Niloufar Bayani and fellow environmentalists in Iran. I continue to call for clemency for all and a safe return to their families.

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Eutrophication:
➡️ Causes harmful 🚫 algal blooms, which can now be viewed from space.
🔹 Contributes to global scale biodiversity loss.
🔹 Contaminates drinking water supplies.

Do you know what can cause this? ⬆️ Head to our fleets to find the answer.

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“Pandemic recovery is our chance to change course. With smart policies & the right investments, we can chart a path that brings health to all, revives economies & builds resilience & rescues biodiversity.”

More from @antonioguterres @ the #OnePlanetSummit

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Join us tomorrow at 1:00pm EAT/11:00am CET for the launch of the #AdaptationGap Report with @andersen_inger, @PEspinosaC, Petteri Taalas of @WMO, @PVV_GCA & Henry Neufeldt of @UNEPDTU.

The event will include time for Q&A from attending journalists.

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By transforming food systems, we can address critical challenges and unlock opportunities to realize a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable world🌏

Join the movement today & become a #FoodSystemsHero with @FoodSystems:

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Replying to @andersen_inger: Addressing the #ClimateCrisis requires us to focus in equal measure on climate mitigation and adaptation. But only 20%…

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Addressing the #ClimateCrisis requires us to focus in equal measure on climate mitigation and adaptation. But only 20% of climate finance is earmarked for adaption. As @antonioguterres points, we have a moral imperative to do better #ForPeopleForPlanet

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Is 2021 the year we make nature part of the mainstream in our economies, societies, and everyday lives?

@nature_org spotlights 5️⃣ crucial ways #nature is central to our lives — and our future.



#NatureNow

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