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‘Everyone can do something’ to beat air pollution: UN environment official

When it comes to tackling air pollution - the greatest environmental threat to health, causing seven million premature deaths per year – “everyone can do something” to help prevent it.

That’s the view of Tiy Chung, of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Climate and Clean Air Coalition, marking World Environment Day, on 5 June.

In an interview with Li Zhang of UN News, he outlined how people can switch from being part of the problem, to part of the solution, and how the Chinese capital Beijing had successfully cut pollution in recent years.


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Recycle Africa enlists UN help to turn “trash to treasure”

To mark the UN Ocean Conference, one African recycling company, has been raising awareness of marine , together with UN agencies on the Kenyan coast this week.

Sam Ngaruiya, is Chief Executive of the recycling company, Regeneration Africa, and he’s been down at the beach in the coastal town of Watamu, talking to Newton Kanhema of the UN Information Centre based in Nairobi.

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Greening world of work is the future: UN labour chief

Decent “green” jobs are the future and they must be placed at the heart of the sustainable development agenda, the chief of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

Guy Ryder made the remarks during the opening of the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

He also introduced ILO’s latest report to the ILC entitled “Work in a changing climate: The Green Initiative”.