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  • Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’

    High levels of air pollution can shorten life expectancy by an average of nearly 21 years. That’s the verdict from scientific data expert Antibodies.com, which has published a report highlighting that people living in countries with a particulate matter (PM) concentration exceeding an annual average level of 22 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m3 PM2.5) are […]

    Posted at August 19, 2019 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’
  • UN steps up commitment to protect environmental rights defenders

    Two UN organisations have stepped up their commitment to drive better protection of environmental rights defenders and their families who face violence. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office have signed a new co-operation agreement to prioritise their efforts to promote and protect environmental and human rights. The heads of the […]

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  • ‘COP26 to be most important climate meeting since Paris Agreement’

    The COP26 conference will be the most important meeting of minds since the Paris Agreement was signed. That’s the verdict from Claire Perry MP, writing for the Scotsman – the newly appointed COP26 President says the event, due to be held in November 2020, “will be the most important meeting since 2015 as the promises […]

    Posted at August 18, 2019 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on ‘COP26 to be most important climate meeting since Paris Agreement’