12 Feb 2019

The Trump administration has halted bans on toxic chemicals that are known to cause serious health threats. These moves, led by an ex-industry group executive now at the EPA, have allowed the continued use of products found to cause cancer, birth defects, and other ailments.

Article
20 Jun 2018

As the international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 starts today in Dushanbe, Tajikistan - and ahead of ICE’s Global Engineering Congress in London in October - we explore the 5-fold multiplier effect that investment in water infrastructure can have on society.

Blog post
19 Feb 2019

The Share the Road Programme (launched in 2008 by UN Environment and the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society) acts as an advocate for action. This report highlights the best practice of countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

Report
31 May 2019

This report is to inform the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) on potential future themes and activities to support Melbourne transitioning toward a more sustainable and healthier city.

Report
12 Feb 2019

This report analyses the trend of particle air pollution in New South Wales, and argues for changes in NSW policies on air pollution to protect public health.

Report
09 Mar 2019

This report reviews the air quality management system set up in Beijing, conducts quantitative assessments of the pollution reduction effects in selected areas, and analyzes the new challenges Beijing faces, and provides recommendations for further improvement of air quality.

Report
04 Mar 2019

Published in time for the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement.

Report
01 Feb 2017

Urban Transport energy efficiency and environmental sustainability continue to present big challenges for city leaders and policy think tanks. As the share of the world’s population living in cities grows to nearly 70 per cent between now and 2050, urban transport energy consumption is forecast to double to meet the travel demand in the world’s future cities. This urban growth will also dramatically change the scale and nature of our communities, and put a tremendous strain on the built environment and infrastructure that delivers vital services like transport.

Book
04 Mar 2019

From the innovations and ethical dilemmas of synthetic biology, to the options for appropriate international adaptation to climate change, Frontiers 2018/19 explores the emerging environmental issues facing the planet.

Report
21 Feb 2019

This policy note integrates multidisciplinary policy recommendations that could mitigate the numerous negative impacts of heatwaves on public health, urban infrastructure and services through adaptation to heatwaves.

Policy report
21 Mar 2019

This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in some locations, geological stability.

Policy report
23 Aug 2017

This report presents a complete literature review which identifies best practice examples of planning and regeneration projects for health and wellbeing objectives, which influence policies.

Report