air pollution

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air

Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. “Air pollution threatens us…

Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Seven Environmental Heroes

  Award recognizes activists from Colombia, France, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Africa, and the United States   The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions, the Goldman…

Electronic Waste Pile

An end to electronic waste: United Nations organizations highlight their commitment

Organizations from the United Nations system, most active in addressing the global e-waste challenge, signed a Letter of Intent paving the way for coordination and collaboration on United Nations system-wide support for e-waste management. The signatories organizations included: UN Environment, the International Telecommunication Union, United Nations University, International Labour Organization, the Basel and Stockholm Convention,…