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“Nearly 1 in 4 deaths across the globe are due to environmental factors. Every year an estimated 12.6 million people die as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment.  

Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries.” [World Health Organisation] 

Healthy environments greatly contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. All of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are related to the environment and to health. Environmental health interventions can make a valuable and sustainable contribution towards reducing the global disease burden and improving the well-being of people everywhere. 

Join us to work towards a healthy environment, focusing on issues such as sustainable agriculture, deforestation, waste pollution, landfill, greenhouse gas emissions and conservation.