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Madagascar Moves Forward: UNICEF and Pure Earth Bring Stakeholders Together, Funding Secured For Pollution Programs

In July 2019, UNICEF organized a meeting with GAHP Secretariat Pure Earth in Madagascar that brought together over 66 representatives from more than 34 agencies, organizations and businesses to discuss the country’s pollution challenges and solutions. The meeting attracted much national attention, including reports in CNBC Africa and  L’Hebdo, highlighting the country’s commitment to fighting pollution. “The high […]

HPAP Update: 7 Countries Complete Process

In addition to Madagascar, here is what is happening with HPAP in other countries: Colombia: HPAP has been completed, validated and adopted by the government as policy. Concept notes are being developed into proposals and presented to development partners. Read more. Thailand: HPAP validation meeting took place in early 2019. Financing secured for new program aimed at […]

Laying Out GAHP’s Plan at the OECD

In June 2019, Richard Fuller, President of Pure Earth, Secretariat for the GAHP, called on OECD members to take action to address the pollution crisis, noting that the foreign aid budgets of bilateral development agencies direct only meager resources to controlling pollution and preventing diseases caused by pollution. “It’s time to begin including modern pollution investments in Development […]

GAHP 2017/2018 Annual Report is Out

The latest GAHP annual report covers accomplishments achieved over 2017 and 2018. This includes the groundbreaking report from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health and its wide-ranging impact, from the global campaign, which reached over 2 billion people worldwide, to its success in changing the conversation about pollution across the nonprofit, development, and agency world, […]

GAHP Incorporation Moves Forward

Thanks to support from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and UN Environment, more than 24 representatives from 21 different organizations participated in GAHP’s kick-off incorporation meetings in early May in Geneva. Participants gathered to review in detail and approve GAHP’s Statutes and Regulations, and gave the official “go ahead” to proceed with incorporation in Switzerland. Read the minutes […]

Pollution Identified As One of Five Key Drivers Of Biodiversity Loss

A new report from the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) has listed pollution has one of five direct drivers of change in nature with the largest relative global impacts so far. Compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries, the report concludes that extinction rates are accelerating, with about one million species […]

Upcoming GAHP Annual Meeting + Incorporation

GAHP will be holding two meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, next week for members and stakeholders. Details are below: Preparatory Meeting 7th May 2019 15:00 – 18:00 Geneva time UN Environment House, Room 3, 11-13 Chemin des Anémones, Geneva, Switzerland Annual Meeting 8th May 2019 18:30 – 20:30 Geneva time L’Ariana Restaurant, 83 Rue de Montbrillant, Geneva, Switzerland During […]

GAHP Incorporation: Stakeholder Feedback Addressed

Thank you for your participation in the GAHP incorporation stakeholder consultation process – the feedback was overwhelmingly positive and very helpful. We received more than 65 responses, and written and verbal feedback from many of you. A document outlining your key concerns and how they have been addressed will be disseminated to participating stakeholders along […]

Discussing Crop Burning and Air Pollution on France 24

A new study by the European Heart Journal reveals that air pollution is twice as deadly as once thought, that it is killing more people than smoking, and that it causes an extra 800,000 deaths in Europe alone. Pure Earth President Richard Fuller discussed the global threat with France 24, bringing up the issue of […]

Sharing Insights on Lead Poisoning and Batteries at the Green Tent Event at UNEA4

Pure Earth’s Drew McCartor, Jill Hanna, and Brian Wilson (pictured above, from l to r) from the International Lead Association, who is also a Pure Earth Technical Advistory Board member, led a Green Tent panel at UNEA4 on lead poisoning and the informal used lead-acid batteries recycling and manufacturing industry. The event drew about 30 participants, including […]

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