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UNEP, supported by UNEP-DHI, is engaged in the discussions on the technical assistance needed to understand the extent and properties of the peatlands in Congo basin, and to retrieve the necessary information and analysis to inform suitable protection measures.
We asked Stuart Crane, a freshwater expert with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to explain UNEP’s work on the three SDG indicators under UNEP’s custodianship.
UNEP-DHI has supported Cap-Net in preparation of a free introductory course on Water Pollution Management.
The course, designed for a range of water sector professionals and stakeholders, aims to create better understanding of the main drivers and impacts of water pollution, the role of ecosystems in managing water quality and strategic planning for pollution prevention and management.
Historically, there has been little data on the global state of freshwater ecosystems. To fill the gap, UNEP used Earth Observation technologies to track, over long time periods, the extent to which freshwater ecosystems are changing. Researchers surveyed more than 75,000 bodies of water in 89 countries.