forests and diets

How Forests Improve Kids’ Diets

Study shows forest conservation is a powerful tool to improve nutrition in developing nations   A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition–when they live near forests. The results turn on its head the common assumption that improving nutrition in poorer countries requires clearing forests for more farmland–and, instead,…

cooling

New Chilling Prospects report shows lack of cooling access threatens health, prosperity and the climate

Report reveals major risks to vulnerable populations and global economy if investment and greater action not taken on access to sustainable cooling solutions Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) today released Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All – the first ever report to quantify the growing risks and assess the opportunities of the global cooling…

UNEP, WHO & WMO

New Coalition on health, environment and climate change

The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change. One of its overall goals is to reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, and especially air pollution. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UN Environment…