- About 350m jobs around the world are linked to the oceans
- 90% of people who derive livelihoods from fishing live in developing countries.
- About 46,000 pieces of plastic are estimated to be afloat on every square mile of ocean.
- 1bn people in developing countries depend on fish for their primary source of protein.
- Over 400 dead zones-where nothing can live-exist in today’s oceans, covering 95,000 sq miles.
- One third of the food produced in the world annually which is 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.
- Trees help reduce air pollution and can help conserve energy by shading a home in the summer and creating a windbreak for the winter.
- Human carelessness accounts for about 90% of all forest fires.
- More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas.
- Air pollution linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide
- Despite improvements in some regions, water pollution is on the rise globally.
Some important facts related to environment- (UNEP)