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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.
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.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today released shocking new research which reveals that every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particles known as PM2.5.
4 October 2017, Bangkok: UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute today announced a new agreement to reinforce their long-standing collaboration to promote innovative environment-friendly technologies for rice
Geneva, 02 October 2017 – In a landmark display of international cooperation, more than 160 countries committed to tackling one of the world's greatest chemical health
Geneva, 28 September 2017 – Outlining the many ways in which the world can move to a healthier, more sustainable way of living, UN Environment today launched “Towards a pollution-free planet”, a report that serves as a call to ac
Paris, France, 27 September 2017 — Four of the world’s largest bus and engine manufacturers have committed today to make it easier for major cities to purchase buses equipped with low emissions technologies, in order to tackle cli