GAHP Updates April 2016
GAHP EVENT AT UNEA: May 27
GAHP is hosting a Green Room event at UNEA 2 in Nairobi, Kenya on 27th May 12:00 – 13:00. Please join us to learn more about “Pollution – The Largest Cause of Death on the Planet – a Lancet report in the making.” Several GAHP members will be on the panel.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Deadline July 4
UNEP has issued a call for proposals for the Special Program on Chemicals and Wastes, focused on strengthening national institutions and promoting the mainstreaming of the sound management of chemicals and waste.
The UN Statistical Commission is considering including an indicator for the Health SDG Target 3.9 (on all types of pollution) related to the mortality rate attributed to hazardous chemicals, water and soil pollution and contamination. Methodology for this indicator is still in process. The Commission on Pollution will shed light on how such an indicator could be measured.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT
Encourage spending to meet new pollution goals! Let decision makers know that pollution is a problem. As countries and donors begin to re-structure development strategies and aid packages to address the new SDG’s, there is opportunity to ensure pollution is addressed and solutions funded.
To help agencies understand that there is a demand for solutions, now is the time to set up meetings with donors and other agencies in your country and tell them what your agency or country needs to be able to tackle toxic pollution. The GAHP Secretariat can provide assistance as you share this important message.
The Secretariat can help:
- set up meetings
- provide information and data for a presentation specific to your country
- work with you and your agency to find appropriate solutions to address toxic pollution
If you would like GAHP assistance to spread this message, please contact Rachael@pureearth.org.
GAHP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
We are pleased to welcome the following members to GAHP:
- Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
- Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand
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