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Call for Applications: Deadline June 21
Get Help Tackling Chemicals and Waste Issues

Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment Programme, has announced the launch of the third round of applications for the Special Programme on institutional strengthening at the national level to support the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata Convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management. Governments looking for help dealing […]

World Bank Talks Next Steps With GAHP

Pollution is one global crisis that can be solved, but it will take commitment, cooperation, and funding.  That was the takeaway from a January 11th discussion in Washington, D.C. that brought together the World Bank, Pure Earth and the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution. The event, Fixing Pollution: A Winning Formula For Health And Wealth, was livestreamed to a worldwide […]

GAHP Draws Strong Support At Annual Meeting

The GAHP 2017 Annual Meeting was held on 3rd December 2017 in Nairobi at UNEA3. Nearly 60 representatives from at least 43 different agencies were present. Erik Solheim, UN Environment Executive Director, gave a strong statement in support of GAHP, while Daniel Calleja, Director General, the Environment Directorate of the European Commission, expressed a desire […]

GAHP Addresses UNEA3 Plenary, Engages With Over 20 Countries On Next Steps

  A team from the GAHP attended UNEA3 in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2017, to brief the gathering of world environmental leaders about the findings of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, and to promote concrete solutions outlined in the landmark report. We met with Ministers of the environment, and Director Generals of country […]

UNEP Publishes Perspective on Pollution

THE UNEP has published “Perspectives No. 29” focusing on “The Impact of Pollution on Planetary Health: Emergence of an Underappreciated Risk Factor.”  The document is co-authored by Philip Landrigan and Richard Fuller, co-chairs of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. This perspective pulls from insights gathered in the landmark report released by the Pollution Commission in […]

Experts Issue Editorials, Opinions Rallying World To Next Steps

The world is starting to wake up to the true cost of pollution, and the cost of inaction. Since the report from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health was published on October 19, it has reached over 1.8 billion people through extensive coverage in major newspapers, TV, and radio outlets worldwide. Now, key voices are uniting in their understanding […]

Special Update: The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health Reaches Over 1.8 Billion Worldwide 

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health was published on Oct. 19 following two years of work from Commissioners from around the world, consisting of many of the world’s most influential leaders, researchers and practitioners in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development. The landmark report generated intense global interest with news of the Commission’s findings […]

An Open Letter: It Is Time To Put Pollution On The Map

The new report from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, published on Oct. 19, pinpoints pollution as the cause of 1 in 6 deaths worldwide, with children and the poor being the most vulnerable. We cannot afford the health and economic impacts.  This is our call to action. Read/download the open letter in pdf 

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