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GAHP Updates: Aug/Sept 2016

The next GAHP annual meeting will take place on October 6, 2016. For details about attending, please contact rachael@pureearth.org New and Noteworthy New Report: Duty To Prevent Childhood Exposures The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, has released his 2016 report on our collective “Duty To Prevent Childhood Exposures” from toxic chemicals […]

GAHP Updates: June/July 2016

New and Noteworthy A draft of the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development report was circulated to a wide group of reviewers in June. Some excellent comments were received and discussed at the June meeting in New York. Comments have been incorporated and the next draft will be available soon for review. Publication of the Commission […]

New Lancet Editorial

A new editorial on air pollution published by The Lancet explores the need for cooperation and calls for transformative efforts to reduce its burden of disease. It lists the work being done by the global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development as a crucial component of any global solution. Read the full editorial here or reproduced […]

Global Braintrust On Pollution Meets To Continue Work On Paradigm-Shifting Report

Traveling from across the globe, 20 Commissioners from the new global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development convened for two days in New York City for a detailed review and rigorous discussion of a research and policy draft report that could change the way pollution is viewed and funded by key decision-makers. The report is scheduled to be published by […]

Full house at GAHP’s UNEA2 event

Over 100 people attended GAHP’s event at ‪UNEA2‬ on May 27 to learn more about “Pollution: The Largest Cause Of Death On The Planet – A Lancet Report In The Making.”‪ GAHP has convened a “global pollution brain trust” of leaders to produce a report, The Global Commission on Pollution, Health + Development, that will be […]

GAHP Updates April 2016

GAHP EVENT AT UNEA: May 27 GAHP is hosting a Green Room event at UNEA 2 in Nairobi, Kenya on 27th May 12:00 – 13:00. Please join us to learn more about “Pollution – The Largest Cause of Death on the Planet – a Lancet report in the making.” Several GAHP members will be on the panel. CALL […]

India’s Lead Problem: More Than Just Instant Noodles

Earlier this month, there was a lead poisoning scare involving Maggi instant noodles manufactured in India. The company promptly pulled the product and samples were sent to the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration for testing. The results – most of the samples were found to have lead, but within the permissible limits of 2.5 parts per […]

New Website for the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development

The new Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development now has a website at www.CommissionOnPollution.org Launched in October, the Commission brings together world leaders and key experts in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development. Like the Stern Review on “The Economics of Climate Change” which brought the issue of climate change to the fore, […]

German Environment Minister Pledges Support For Commission On Pollution At ICCM4

Barbara Hendricks, Minister of Environment, Germany, was part of a panel of world leaders and international experts who gathered at ICCM4 in Geneva in September to help launch the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development. The international support for the Commission has been tremendous.  We believe this might be the game-changer in the fight against toxic pollution–the […]

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