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20 November 2017 – As the world marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, the treaty credited with saving the ozone layer is marking another milestone after t
Smart Governance for Healthy Planet and People This update is designed to inform you about the work UN Environment and our partners are doing to advance sound environmental governance
Are you interested in understanding the impacts of pollution on our planet, and what we need to do to do to live in a pollution-FREE-planet? If so, this is the course for you.
Joint 11th Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol 20 – 24 November 2017, ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, Quebec; Canada
800,000 people a year die in developing countries due to exposure to lead, a widely used metal which is harmful to human health and the environment. No level of lead exposure is safe: its neurological and behavioral effects are irreversible.
Pollution today is pervasive and persistent. While the world has achieved significant economic growth over the past few decades, it has been accompanied by large amounts of pollution, with significant impacts on human health and ecosystems and the ways in which some of the major Earth system processes, such as the climate, are functioning. This report describes the pollution challenge, explores what is already being done to address pollution, and proposes 50 focused and actionable interventions to address pollution in all its forms.
The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany on 6 November.
UN Environment and its partners work tirelessly to make our world a healthier one. From tackling air pollution to recovering the ozone layer, when you invest in UN Environment, you invest in a Healthy Environment.
Bonn, 8 November 2017 – Progress needs to be made towards assessing adaptation at the global level to meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement, according to a new UN assessment.
The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, established the global goal on adaptation of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, with a view to contributing to sustainable development and ensuring an adequate adaptation response in the context of the temperature goal.