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Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development Launches At ICCM4

The Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development was launched Oct. 1, 2015, at the 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4), in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President, Mexico (1988-1994), speaks at the launch of the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development at the ICCM4 conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Oct 1, 2015. Richard Fuller, President of Pure Earth, which serves as Secretariat of the GAHP, looks on.

The panel announcing the Commission at the ICCM4 included:

  • Karti Sandilya (panel moderator), former U.S. Resident Director of the Asian Development Bank
  • Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President, Mexico (1988-1994)
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, India; Minister of Rural Development, India (2011-2014); Minister of State at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, India (2009-2011)
  • Barbara Hendricks, Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth (formerly Blacksmith Institute), which services as Secretariat for the GAHP.

The Commission is an initiative of The Lancet, the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with coordination from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank.

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