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The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission reveals pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease.

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the …

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UNEA III at the Regional Consultation Meeting for Europe

Here is a serie of presentations given by UNEP during the Regional Consultation Meeting for Europe. The scope of the 2 day consultation was to exchange and discuss latest development in UN Environment, including UN Environment’s efforts on delivering the environmental dimension of the 2030 agenda and preparation for the 2017 Environment Assembly.

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Tackling pollution is essential for meeting SDG poverty objectives

This paper identifies the links between poverty and the risks from different types of pollution, with examples from around the world, and examines how these risks pose a threat to
the achievement of the SDGs. Finally, it sets out how policies can be evaluated and formulated to reduce these risks and target action to …

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Input Major Group of NGOs for CPR – UNEA3

Even if we immediately focus on incremental steps, the NGO Major Group stresses that we will only solve the overall pollution with major systems change, including the internalisation of environmental costs in the price and phasing out excess consumerism. Raising awareness about drivers for pollution and involving youth and other stakeholders in finding solutions is …

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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 reviews progress made towards the 17 Goals in the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report is based on the latest available data. It highlights both gains and challenges as the international community moves towards full realization of the ambitions and principles espoused …

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Inequality will not be solved by attention-grabbing private sector initiatives – it requires serious transformation of power relations and resource distribution

New York, 19 July 2017: On the last official day of the UN High-Level Political Forum, civil society express concern that ‘vision without implementation is hallucination’.

Despite soaring rhetoric, glossy reports and slick presentations, the fact remains that implementation on the ground is “stalled”, as highlighted in a series of civil society national reports as …

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Articles

Are national voluntary reviews promoting awareness and inclusion?

For the second year, Together 2030 has carried out a survey to collect evidence on stakeholder awareness of, and participation in, national planning and review around the 2030 Agenda. In 2017, the survey was conducted in partnership with the Newcastle University. The survey received 461 responses from a range of stakeholders, including national, regional and …

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Engaging parliaments on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: representation, accountability and implementation

A handbook for civil society

This handbook aims to provide guidance to civil society organisations (CSOs) on how to engage with parliaments and parliamentarians to promote, support and track the implementation of the United
Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda). The 2030 Agenda is not solely a government agenda and cannot …

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017: Reclaiming policies for the public

After the successful launch of the pilot report 2016, this 2017 edition focuses on privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality. The articles and textboxes cover all sectors of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs (and beyond), and reflect the rich geographic and cultural diversity of their authors. But what all …

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Voluntary National Reviews: What are countries prioritizing?

A review of ‘main messages’ from volunteer countries presented for the 2017 Session of the UN High Level Political Forum.

For 2017, 44 countries have volunteered to present national reviews on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda, twice the number of countries that volunteered in 2016. In addition to the official reports, VNR countries have …

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