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Plastic pollution needs to be curbed, says UN Environment head Erik Solheim

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim. “Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats the planet is

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Implementing Paris Agreement Could Save Governments USD 54 Trillion in Health Care – Report

UN Climate Change News, 5 March 2018 - Meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement by investing in low emissions technology would save governments around USD 54 trillion in health care costs by mid-century, leading medical experts say in a new report. Investing in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

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UN Environment Assembly Tackles Global Menace of Pollution

Over 4,000 delegates, including heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering at UNEP headquarters from 4-6 December to exchange ideas to tackle the global menace of pollution and commit to action. Environmental degradation accounts for nearly one in four of all deaths, or

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African Businesses Need to Help Shape Climate Agenda

Across the globe, nations have kick-started a new development agenda aimed at ending poverty and reducing risks linked with climate change, pollution and over-exploitation of our natural environment.   This journey to a more prosperous and resilient future has been forged through two powerful and mutually re-enforcing pathways – the Paris Climate

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