Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin
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Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

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Story Climate action could prevent one million air pollution-related deaths

New research from C40 Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the New Climate Institute shows that climate action, such as doubling bus network coverage and frequency in cities, could prevent the premature deaths of over one million people per year from air pollution and traffic accidents.

Story Sweden Strengthens Partnership with UN Environment Programme

December 2018—The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is contributing roughly US$31 million (280,000,000 Swedish Kronor) over four years to support critical environmental issues.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Coming up for clean air in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 44,000 years of life are lost each year due to air pollution. Air quality monitoring stations being installed or refurbished by UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility are helping to tackle this challenge.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Gearing up for change: transport sector feels the heat over emissions

A disturbing UN report on the risks we face if global warming exceeds 1.5°C has focused attention on the drastic environmental action needed to avoid the worst, with the transport sector among those singled out for urgent measures.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 Blue Carbon
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With atmospheric carbon on the rise, the role that nature plays in sequestering it has become more important than ever.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Coming up for clean air in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Air pollution is responsible for 44,000 years of life lost every year in Bosnia. In Sarajevo, UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility are helping the government better understand and tackle this toxic threat. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 The Environment Assembly is over. Let’s make sure it delivers on its promises.
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We cannot afford for this to be yet another international meeting that simply rings the alarm bell without delivering results.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Press Release Countries from South East and Southern Europe agree common vision to beat pollution

5 December 2018 - Belgrade, Serbia: Countries from South East and Southern Europe will pursue new measures that reduce pollution and benefit people’s health, the environment and economy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Air Pollution: Africa’s Invisible, Silent Killer
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Air Pollution: Africa’s Invisible, Silent Killer

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Beijing joining the ranks of the world’s most liveable cities

Every year, people all over the world tune in to see which cities make it onto the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) list of the world’s most liveable cities. And every year, a number of surveys look at the best and worst living conditions in the world’s major cities. For the EIU, each city is ranked across 30 factors - from acceptable to intolerable - and across quantitative and qualitative criteria.

Monday, January 22, 2018 How climate change and population growth threaten Egypt’s ancient treasures
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After surviving thousands of years of war, invasion, and cannibalization for building materials, the splendours of ancient Egypt might have finally met their match.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Coming up for clean air in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 44,000 years of life are lost each year due to air pollution. Air quality monitoring stations being installed or refurbished by UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility are helping to tackle this challenge.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Coming up for clean air in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Air pollution is responsible for 44,000 years of life lost every year in Bosnia. In Sarajevo, UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility are helping the government better understand and tackle this toxic threat. 

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Breathe Life:I use clean energy to cook

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Friday, March 16, 2018 UN Rideshare app makes its debut at Asia-Pacific Clean Air Week
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The Rideshare application, which is currently in beta testing phase, will likely be available in App stores in April. It will allow – and hopefully encourage – UN staff to leave their vehicles at home and pool their travel to and from work.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Press Release UN Environment challenges citizens to "Breathe Life"

UN Environment launches the BreatheLife Challenge as WHO release latest data on air pollution levels for more than 4,000 cities in over 100 countries.
WHO estimates that around 7 million people die every year while 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air.
The BreatheLife challenge will give people the chance to come together and collectively make a difference on this massive public health crisis.

Monday, March 19, 2018 Promoting pollution controls through a Rights-based Approach
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“Pollution is a growing public health crisis that directly interferes with human rights,” - Honourable Minister Edgar Gutierrez (Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica) and President of the UN Environment 2017 Assembly.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Beijing joining the ranks of the world’s most liveable cities

Every year, people all over the world tune in to see which cities make it onto the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) list of the world’s most liveable cities. And every year, a number of surveys look at the best and worst living conditions in the world’s major cities. For the EIU, each city is ranked across 30 factors - from acceptable to intolerable - and across quantitative and qualitative criteria.

Monday, March 19, 2018 Making modern biotechnology safe
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Living modified organisms are defined as any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material obtained through the use of modern biotechnology. Since 12,000 BC humans have genetically modified organisms. Historically, this has been done by promoting characteristics in crops and livestock that we desire - through selective and cross-breeding.

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Story Air pollution and climate change: two sides of the same coin

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.

Story Young and old, air pollution affects the most vulnerable

Air pollution affects the human body in the short and long term, in ways that are detrimental to health. Vulnerable people appear to be most at risk, as highlighted by studies linking air pollution to decreased cognitive performance among the elderly and others suggesting that poor air quality is especially dangerous to children.

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