The United Nations development Programme plans to fully support the objectives of this year’s General Assembly and its call to work towards a pollution- free planet to help advance multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As highlighted in the Report of the Executive Director of UN Environment, the impact of pollution and its many drivers is devastating the lives and livelihoods of those groups who are most at risk and least responsible for the unsustainable policies and practices that are degrading our planet. We only have to look around to see natural disasters such wildfires, cyclones, floods etc. wreaking havoc on our planet and setting back livelihoods and impeding development.
The UNDP & WHO mindful of urgent changes required are also implementing the “Climate Change adaptation to protect Human Health” Project with the support from GEF Special Climate Change Fund to increase adaptive capacity of national health systems to respond to climate-sensitive health risk, enhance early warning and action systems, pilot specific health risk reduction interventions, and document lessons learned in addressing climate associated health risks.
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