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For all the progress inspired by the Global Goals one barrier impedes them all: the choice we make in our everyday lives continues to fuel consumption and production habits that are increasingly extending beyond the limits of our planet. Our #SolveDifferent campaign focuses on an informative and emotive approach to communicating the environmental cost of key consumption and production models.
Pollution kills more than 9 million people every year – that’s roughly one in six deaths worldwide. Sign the #BeatPollution pledge and tell world leaders they need to act now to end pollution in all its forms.
Air pollution in our cities and in our homes is killing 6.5 million people each year and is driving climate change. Show your support to #BreathLife global campaign to reduce air pollution, improve health and preserve our climate. Commit to take action and receive updates regularly.
The UN Environment Programme’s Champions of the Earth award is the world’s flagship environmental honor. Since 2005, we have recognized heroes who inspire, encourage others to join them, and defend a cleaner future.
Poor air quality is a major challenge threatening lives of millions. Reducing air pollution saves lives and benefits climate change, biodiversity and food security. Clean Air Week is focused on solutions for better air quality in Asia Pacific.
UN Environment launched #CleanSeas in February 2017, with the aim of engaging governments, the general public, civil society and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic litter. Over the next five years, the campaign will address the root-cause of marine litter by targeting the production and consumption of non-recoverable and single-use plastic.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society.
92% of our world is exposed to polluted air causing an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year. Air pollution is an environmental risk to human health and an avoidable cause of death and disease worldwide.