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  • Summary for Decision Makers from the first regional assessment of short-lived climate pollutants in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Through this assessment, policy makers and implementers will be able to better quantify and understand the relevant emissions in the region; identify which measures are most important for delivering near-term climate and air pollution benefits; and estimate the reductions in regional air pollutants...
  • Delegates at the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to address the health impacts of air pollution – the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Every year 4.3 million deaths occur from exposure to indoor air pollution and 3.7 million deaths are attributable to outdoor air pollution. “This is a major landmark,” said Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determi­nants of Health.
  • Three reports released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) evaluate and summarize options for low carbon city planning, non-motorised transport (NMT) and infrastructure risks due to climate variability in India. The reports were published as part of the project on 'Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India.'
  • Three reports released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) evaluate and summarize options for low carbon city planning, non-motorised transport (NMT) and infrastructure risks due to climate variability in India. The reports were published as part of the project on 'Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India.'
  • The World Bank has released the report titled 'Integration of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in World Bank Activities,' which highlights that the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), including black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), brings immediate benefits for health, agriculture and climate change mitigation.
  • The World Bank has released the report titled 'Integration of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in World Bank Activities,' which highlights that the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), including black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), brings immediate benefits for health, agriculture and climate change mitigation.
  • On June 18th 2013, Sustainable Energy for All, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Foundation will organize a Side Event on the occasion of the 4th meeting of the open working group on sustainable development goals.  The Side Event, The Health Nexus: Sustainable Energy, Transport And Cities – Delivering Health And Integrated Development will feature:
  • The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has reported on the conclusion of Acclimate, a four-year project dedicated to climate change adaptation. The culmination of the project’s work, a regional strategy for climate change adaption, was adopted by the IOC’s 28th Council of Ministers on 17 January 2013, in the Seychelles.
  • The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has launched the Third Green Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Application Challenge, in collaboration with Telefónica. The Challenge invites submissions in the following areas: adaptation to climate change; management of energy, water, health services or waste; town planning, including smart buildings; smart sustainable societies, community participation and environmental education...
  • The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a report, titled “Climate Change, Impacts and Vulnerability in Europe 2012: An Indicator-Based Report,” which identifies observed impacts in Europe, including: sea level rise; ocean acidification; northward expansion of some species; decreased river flows in southern and eastern Europe; increased flood incidence; establishment of alien plant species; reduction in forest growth; reduced heating...
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