Switzerland is a critical partner in our quest to eradicate poverty and make the planet more sustainable. Swiss efforts at the local level improve people's lives and protect the environment.
This manual demonstrates, through contributions from leading authors, how environmental risk factors such as pollution, chemical contamination and climate change will bring diseases and death. It further emphasizes the importance of reducing environmental threats in order to improve human health.
The two responses to climate change - mitigating emissions and adapting to impacts - are often pursued as separate actions. But some ecosystem-based responses, like forest landscape restoration, can serve as both mitigation and adaptation tools. A new report from IUCN examines where and how restoration can serve mitigation and adaptation goals across the world and in key countries.
This fall, the international community will gather in New York City at the United Nations to officially endorse a game plan, called the Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at reducing poverty and inequity over the next 15 years.
The State Council, China’s cabinet, on Wednesday released for public opinion a draft law on environmental taxes, which proposes business taxes for pollutants, solid waste and noise.