This is a long overdue first visit to Rwanda. I am here for the Kigali Global Dialogue meeting but I am taking advantage of those conversations to have bilateral meetings since it is my first meeting.

I have met Ambassador Richard Sezibera, Environment Minister Vincent Biruta and the…

Read more: Rwanda is a classic example of environmental conservation – UNEP Director

surfers are framed in tattered clothing and makeshift outfits, with the odd balaclava adding to the post-apocalyptic aesthetic. They negotiate the city on flatbed trolleys, as they haul large silo bags stuffed full of recyclable materials — the white-collar leave-behinds. Choosing to collect and sell waste over a…

Read more: New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

When it comes to discussing the concept of maritime security, the concept can be discussed in a variety of contexts. Broadly defined, maritime security concerns the protection of states’ land and maritime territories, and is affected by a broad range of illegal activities, including arms, drugs, and human…

Read more: Piracy is back to infest West African waters, but what’s driving it?

South African endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson recently talked about the devastating effects of plastic in the ocean, especially in SA.

Breathe Conservation and its founder, Sarah Ferguson, did the sardine run near the eastern coast of South Africa last week when they saw the devastating effects of plastic…

Read more: SA’s Sarah Ferguson talks about the devastating effects of plastic pollution in the ocean

Coral reef conservation and restoration programme along Kenya’s coastline is bearing fruit with fishing communities reaping big as they get larger catches.

Coral reef conservation and restoration programme is a three -year sustainable initiative spearheaded by the Coast Development Authority, to naturally recover the degraded coral reefs.

Globally,…

Read more: Coral reef conservation bears fruit as fishing business thrives

In 2017, approximately 2.25 billion nurdles — tiny plastic pellets the size of a lentil — spilled from a ship moored in Durban in South Africa.

Now, just as predicted, they're washing up on beaches in the south-west of Western Australia.

While nurdles might sound cute, they…

Read more: Most plastic on our beaches could have come from anywhere. But not the Durban nurdle