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Yolanda Kakabadse is the International President WWF International and the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment. She was recently selected as the chair of an independent...

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By Erik Solheim, UN Environment Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
2017 was a tale of people and nature, like no other in our history. It was a...

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Civil society organizations have urged governments gathering for the United Nations Environment Assembly to tackle the root causes of pollution, amplifying the call for action at the...

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The World Bank Group and its client countries should give more priority to countering pollution, including actions that simultaneously help address climate change, according to a...

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If the Nile is Cairo’s ailing heart, then polluted skies are its black lungs.
Choking the city with swirling dust from the early hours, they cake the towering apartment blocks...

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Lewis Pugh, endurance swimmer and UN Environment Patron of the Oceans urges everyone to #BeatPollution and sign the pledge for a pollution-free planet. beatpollution.org

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Janet Kabeberi-Macharia is UN Environment’s Senior Gender Advisor and Head of the Gender and Safeguards Unit. In UN Environment, Ms. Kabeberi-Macharia coordinates a dynamic team of...

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Lewis Pugh, UN Environment Patron of the Oceans, became the first person to complete a long-distance swim (1km) in the waters off South Georgia on November 7, 2017.

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30 October 2017Story

Over the last two decades, Haiti’s mangroves – like mangroves around the world – have been increasingly exposed to plastic pollution and other human waste.

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24 October 2017Story

The health effects of lead exposure are well documented, but lead-based paints are still available in dozens of countries around the world.

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