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New Website for the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development

The new Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development now has a website at www.CommissionOnPollution.org Launched in October, the Commission brings together world leaders and key experts in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development. Like the Stern Review on “The Economics of Climate Change” which brought the issue of climate change to the fore, […]

German Environment Minister Pledges Support For Commission On Pollution At ICCM4

Barbara Hendricks, Minister of Environment, Germany, was part of a panel of world leaders and international experts who gathered at ICCM4 in Geneva in September to help launch the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development. The international support for the Commission has been tremendous.  We believe this might be the game-changer in the fight against toxic pollution–the […]

VIDEO: President Salinas Talks About Mexico’s Success Dealing With Past Pollution

“In Mexico, the problem of air pollution became so bad that children would paint pictures with the sky colored brown, and would draw the night sky without stars.” President Carlos Salinas de Gortari of Mexico (1988-1994) was one of the heads of states who helped to launch the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development. […]

Lancet Editorial: Why We Need A Commission on Pollution

On Oct 1, a panel of world leaders and experts in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development announced the launch of the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development at the 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4), in Geneva, Switzerland. What is the Commission and why do we […]

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. 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) […]

Countries Amplifying Concerns About Inadequate Proposed SDG Indicators

Our message has been heard loud and clear.  Countries and organizations are agreeing with our position and registering their comments on the SDG indicators.  As a result, our arguments are now firmly on the agenda for discussion in Bangkok next month at the second meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Singapore, Turkey […]

Global Alliance Succeeds In Shaping Sustainable Development Goals

Amazing things can happen when we work together as a global alliance. The agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that was just adopted, entitled “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” reflects input from our multi-year campaign to ensure that the issue of toxic pollution is adequately addressed. Thank you to all involved. As the issue […]

Updates on the SDG Negotiations (VIDEO)

The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution was recently at the U.N. at the first meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). We were there to urge the strengthening of an indicator for Target 3.9 and adopt language proposed by UNEP. Until the global community confirms the SDGs this fall, the GAHP […]

Meet a 2015-er: Behind-the-scenes of the SDG negotiations

The latest installment of the U.N. Dispatch’s “Meet A 2015-er”  – a series that profiles the women and men who are helping to shape the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change negotiations as they take form later this year –  features Richard Fuller, President of Pure Earth, which serves as Secretariat to the GAHP. Fuller talks […]

Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems

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