World Environment Day 2019

 

 

Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.

Air Pollution facts:

92 per cent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air
Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs
Ground-level ozone pollution is expected to reduce staple crop yields by 26 per cent by 2030

Recent posts

RC presents credentials to PM

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bhutan, Mr. Gerald Daly, presented his credentials to the Honorable Prime Minister, Lyonchen Dr. Lotay Tshering today. This follows the de-linking of the RC System from the UNDP on 01 January 2019, as a result of the UN Secretary-General’s Reform of the UN Development System. The RC system brings […]

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AM with PM

As part of His Excellency the Prime Minister’s regular AM With PM, His Excellency met with all UN staff at the UN House today.

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CSO Capacity Development Training

The UN Resident Coordinators Office with the Australian Himalayan Foundation are pleased to present this outline of the executive training programme which will be presented to a group of CSOs from May 20 to 30, 2018 in Bhutan. Please find the complete brochure here. Click CSO workshop brochure

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