Pollution and Health

News

22 Jan 2009

Kampala is sitting on a sewerage system that has not expanded in over 40 years and now threatens to dangerously pollute Lake Victoria, a key source of the city’s water supply, according to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NW&SC).

According to NW&SC, Kampala is one large open sewer that has turned Nakivubo channel – originally intended to help drain rain and flood water out of the city – into a carrier of waste and industrial effluent emissions into the lake.

22 Jan 2009

China is a country of contradictions. Its 27 years of economic boom have brought 400 million people out of poverty and created large urban centers bustling with trade. Many Chinese urbanites live in very comfortable conditions. Yet, in much the countryside, poverty rates of rural citizens remain high, for farmers are increasingly losing out in China’s economic reforms. According to an October 2006 Gallup WorldPoll, between 2004 and 2006 the incomes of urban dwellers rose by an average of 4,000 Yuan while rural residents saw an increase of only 3,300 Yuan.

22 Jan 2009

Punjab has become the first state in the country to introduce environment education as a compulsory subject for all classes from I to XII in the state.

For the successful implementation and strengthening of environment education, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has released a monitory assistance of Rs 9 lakh to the state Government.

Addressing the workshop, PSEB vice-chairman Ranjit Singh Bajwa said many states had submitted proposals to MoEF to get this project, for which only Punjab was selected.

Multimedia

16 Nov 2016

Malnutrition, disease, spending on health are all linked to the need for better sanitation in our living conditions.

Studies & Presentations

07 Sep 2016

A new report from The World Bank Group, CLASP, and Carbon Trust, A Greener Path to Competitiveness offers recommendations and guidance on how companies and countries can stay competitive while implementing more climate-friendly technologies and strategies.

25 Aug 2016

On the 25th February 2016, in London, IIED and partners hosted a conference to help build a new policy agenda for integrating the informal economy into inclusive green growth and sustainable development. It was titled ‘The biggest ‘private sector’: what place for the informal economy in green and inclusive growth?’ and featured speakers from research, policy and practice, including from Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia and South Africa.