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GAHP Welcomes Two Ambassadors

2010-09 6 Copyright EUThe Global Alliance for Health and Pollution is delighted to welcome new GAHP ambassador Dr Janez Potočnik, who will be joining our efforts as part of a Commission on Pollution.  He will work with the GAHP to increase visibility of the global issue of toxic pollution.

Dr Potočnik is co-chair of the International Resource Panel hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, chairman of The Forum for the Future of Agriculture, and a member of the European Policy Centre’s Advisory Council. Previously, he spent a decade serving in various positions at the European Commission, including as Commissioner responsible for Science and Research, and Commissioner for Environment. Dr Potočnik began his career as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research in Slovenia before his appointment to the government, which included service as Minister responsible for European Affairs.

4804b34a70c648d124b310edd0ac770f_mThe Global Alliance for Health and Pollution is very pleased that Jairam Ramesh is joining our efforts to mitigate pollution problems around the world, as a global ambassador.

Mr. Ramesh, a Member of Parliament in the Government of India, has held various positions that include Minister for Rural Development, for Drinking Water and Sanitation, and for Environment and Forests.

His experience in the environmental field is second to none, and we are grateful for his assistance in driving forward the agenda to solve pollution problems around the world.

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