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How To Stem The Global Pollution Crisis – One Country, One Transformation At A Time

When we consider worldwide pollution — particulate matter in the air; contaminated water; persistent organic pesticides; toxic heavy metals like mercury, lead, chromium; the panoply of chemical wastes and endocrine disrupters — the problems seem insurmountable and intractable. Truly, they are not. We have the knowledge and the skills to tackle toxic pollution and restore […]

Calling for a Science-Policy Interface on Pollution, Health, and Environment

Exposure to pollution leads to over 9 million deaths per year. This is greater than the number of deaths caused by smoking, hunger, natural disasters, war, AIDS, or malaria.[i] Air pollution, the risk factor responsible for the largest number of pollution-related deaths, is also closely linked to climate change. Toxic emissions from fossil fuels and biomass […]

GAHP Chairman Richard Fuller Underscores the Global Lead Poisoning Crisis at the Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability

At the Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability: Ambition and Action towards 2030, GAHP chairman Richard Fuller highlighted that lead (Pb) accounts for half of the global burden of disease from chemicals, poisoning 1 in 3 children worldwide. The German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze, moderated the forum, […]

Listen Now: Vox’s The Weeds – There’s Lead In Your Turmeric

In a recent episode of The Weeds, Vox’s well-regarded podcast on politics and policy, Rachel Silverman, a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), called for more support for GAHP’s work at the policy level to help “… do all that (can) be done in this space.” Silverman was discussing the CGD’s policy […]

2020 Highlights: Over 100 Virtual Meetings With Real World Reach

In 2020, GAHP succeeded in establishing an increasing number of key connections that have increased the visibility of pollution on the global agenda, even as the pandemic placed limitations on the way we all work. Here are some highlights of GAHP’s work across the board. Advocacy – Over 100 Virtual Meetings As global meetings and […]

HPAP Updates: Training in Geospatial Information Technologies and more

In October and November, work on Health and Pollution Action Plans (HPAP) made progress in Thailand, Indonesia, Senegal, Tajikistan and Madagascar. Here is a summary: Training in Geospatial Information Technologies  On November 24 and 25, GAHP and Miami University’s Geospatial Analysis Center welcomed 14 environmental professionals from Southeast Asia to an intensive, virtual two-day training […]

GAHP Efforts Increase Pollution’s Visibility to G20 Leaders

In 2020, GAHP forged connections with G20 engagement groups to put the topic of pollution and health on an expanding array of global agendas. The results of these engagements are promising. The latest evidence of this can be seen in the recommendations of the Saudi-lead T20 team to G20 leaders, just released at the G20 […]

Global Lead Panel Discussion + Q&A in English and Spanish, with GAHP, WHO/OMS, UNEP/PNUMA, UNICEF, MERCOSUR, Pure Earth, Clarios and more

  On October 28, experts from GAHP, WHO/OMS, UNEP/PNUMA, UNICEF, MERCOSUR, Pure Earth, the governments of Ghana, Uruguay and Peru, Clarios and more gathered to discuss the urgent need to respond to the global lead poisoning crisis. Two different panels were assembled for the discussion and Q&A, which took place in English and Spanish. Both panels […]

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