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GAHP at T20

On May 13, 2020, GAHP’s Acting Executive Director Rachael Kupka attended the T20 Webinar “Coronavirus and Climate: Converging Global Crises” to share GAHP’s policy brief on pollution-related diseases and COVID-19. GAHP is a member of the T20 Task Force 2 on Climate Change and Environment. The event brought together researchers and experts from institutes, universities […]

Making Connections At G20, T20, C20, U20 and more

GAHP has been busy behind-the-scenes working to bring more global attention to, and influence policy on, pollution. To that end, we have been forging crucial connections with think tanks, cities and other key G20 engagement groups to put the topic of pollution and health on an expanding array of global agendas. While the current COVID-19 […]

USAID Expands Pollution Prevention Efforts

On February 6, USAID issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking opportunities to collaborate on pollution prevention and mitigation. This is the first time they have issued such a BAA regarding pollution. It represents a welcome change signaling the success of our combined efforts to bring pollution to the forefront of global issues that need […]

GAHP Report Renews Global Attention With Ranking of Pollution Deaths

“The report reminds us all that pollution is a global crisis. It does not matter where you live. Pollution will find you.” — Rachael Kupka, Acting Executive Director, GAHP. GAHP released a new report, “Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis,” in December 2019 that renewed global interest in the pollution crisis by […]

GAHP Attends T20 to Help Shape Recommendations for G20

In January, GAHP Acting Executive Director Rachael Kupka and GAHP board member Hossam Abou Zeid joined a global gathering of think tanks at Think20 or T20 in Saudi Arabia to help ensure recommendations provided to G20 members address pollution and health. The meeting opened with Sherpa H.E. Fahad Almubarak outlining objectives. Safeguarding the planet was […]

New Paper Documents Wide Disparity in Aid Allocation.

A new paper published in the Annals of Global Health from GAHP, in collaboration with researchers from Fordham University, documents the wide disparity in aid allocation for pollution reduction as compared to other threats to global health. Although modern pollution – pollution attributable to industrialization and urbanization – is responsible for nearly 6 million deaths […]

GAHP Partners with Clean Air Fund

GAHP and Pure Earth are partnering with the Clean Air Fund to produce a report analyzing both the health and climate benefits of air pollution interventions underway across the globe. It will further understanding of the co-benefits, feasibility and costs of various interventions and policies, and is supported by the Clean Air Fund, a new […]

Businesses Report Carbon Emissions, Why Not Pollution and Health Impacts?

By Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth, Secretariat for the GAHP. Mandatory reporting of carbon emissions is the law for many businesses in some 40 countries worldwide. But reporting of companies’ impact on pollution and health is unheard of, even though pollution has been confirmed as the largest environmental cause of premature death and disease in […]

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 […]

Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems

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