We are a collaborative body of more than 60 members and dozens of observers that advocate for resources and solutions to pollution problems.
The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) is a collaborative body of more than 60 members and dozens of observers that advocate for resources and solutions to pollution problems. GAHP was formed because international and national level actors/ agencies recognize that a collaborative, multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral approach is necessary and critical to deal with the global pollution crisis and resulting health and economic impacts.
In 2012, Pure Earth initiated the Alliance with representatives from The World Bank, UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO, Asian Development Bank, the European Commission, Ministries of Environment and Health of many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to formulate strategies to address pollution and health at scale. GAHP has proven its effectiveness and incorporated as a foundation in 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
GAHP focuses its efforts on two main areas:
ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS RAISING
Building public, technical and financial support to address pollution globally by promoting scientific research, raising awareness and tracking progress; and
- Robust and Collaborative Global Response to Toxic Pollution
- Research and Metrics
- Civil Society Activation
- Global Initiatives
- Children’s Global Lead (Pb) Initiative
- Clean Air Harvest Initiative
- Other initiatives- hazardous wastewater management, toxic sites, others.
COUNTRY SPECIFIC SUPPORT
Assisting low-and middle-income countries to prioritize and address pollution and problems including:
- Health and Pollution Action Planning
- Solutions Planning and Resource Mobilisation
GAHP is unique because it focuses on improving health as a priority and key metric for combatting pollution. GAHP is at the forefront of generating arguments (and the data and science behind them) that resonate with decision-makers for investing in solutions to pollution and health problems.