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’s Opening Statement at the National Environment Strategy Workshop

  (First workshop of the Task Force of the National Environment Commission of Bhutan for the revision of the National Environment Strategy) “When we look at the future, we see the world in a state of ominous uncertainty. Human activities have led to imbalance in nature and ecological shifts that cause growing problems like climate […]

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Media Workshop: “Climate Change, Solutions and the SDGs”

  A two-day media workshop on “Climate Change, Solutions and the SDGs” organized by the UN in partnership with Journalists’ Association of Bhutan, WWF Bhutan and ICIMOD is ongoing at Paro. The workshop is being attended by editors and reporters from print and broadcast media, social media influencers, film makers, photographers and bloggers. #BhutanClimateActionNetwork

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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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