Press Release: “Air Pollution-Cost and Paths to a Solution”

Hong Kong’s deteriorating visibility costs the community over HK$20 billion per year, according to health experts. Professor AJ Hedley, an environmental and public health expert, said that “reduction of air pollution to the levels in other world cities such as London, Paris and New York would save many lives and large sums of money every year.” He also said that...

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Pollutants in my neighbourhood

[#item_title] How much carbon dioxide is the local factory emitting into the air? Which heavy metals are in the effluent going into rivers? Which countries does the industrial operation export its waste to? Anyone looking for information on pollutant emissions out of sheer curiosity or for professional purposes can now find out through Germany’s new Pollutant Release and Transfer Register...

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Tunisia: EU funds pilot project for more reliable environmental data

[#item_title] In the framework of the ENI-SEIS II South support mechanism, a delegation of Tunisian experts from the Ministry of Industry, the Tunisian Environment Agency (ANPE), the Tunisian Observatory (on Environment and Sustainable Development OTEDD) and the Waste Agency (ANGED) is visiting the Environment Agency Austria in Vienna from 28-31 January 2019 to learn more about Pollutant Release and Transfer...

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New Report Offers Pathways to Reduce Plastic Pollution Entering Ocean

A new report[1] released today raises the alarm on the need to act now to prevent the tripling of plastic pollution washing into the oceans by 2040. The report — authored by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ — prioritizes the elimination of all avoidable plastic and the implementation of reuse and refill systems, stating this “offers the biggest reduction in...

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