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WHO Sets Indoor Air Quality Guidelines [viewed]

WHO12 November 2014: After having announced earlier in 2014 that an estimated seven million people die annually from pollution exposure, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued benchmarks for achieving healthy air in and around the home. Among its suggestions, WHO recommends avoiding unprocessed coal and kerosene as household fuels.

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UNECE, WHO Highlight Benefits of Green, Healthy Transport [viewed]

who unece14 April 2014: Investing in green and healthy transport is economically profitable and results in positive environmental and health effects, according to ‘Unlocking new opportunities: jobs in green and health transport,' a publication by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.

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WHO Estimates One in Eight Deaths Relates to Air Pollution [viewed]

WHO25 March 2014: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released an updated set of estimates on the burden of disease from air pollution. The data show that the combined effects of household and ambient air pollution were responsible for seven million deaths worldwide in 2012.

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Global Alliance Highlights Climate Change Mitigation Benefits of Clean Cookstoves [viewed]

October 2012: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has prepared a factsheet that identifies a positive correlation between the use of clean cookstoves and climate change mitigation, highlighting that, if well designed, clean cookstoves can reduce emissions associated with cooking with biomass.

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WHO Releases Briefing Series on Measuring Health Gains from Sustainable Development [viewed]

WHOJune 2012: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a set of thematic briefings on measuring health benefits of sustainable development in relation to the key themes discussed at the UN Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), namely: sustainable cities; agriculture, food and nutrition security; jobs; water; energy; and disaster risk management.

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WHO Official Calls for Focus on Health and Energy Access Nexus [viewed]

23 May 2012: Nigel Bruce, World Health Organization (WHO) consultant, has published a blog piece titled "Putting health at the heart of planning for universal energy access" on the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves website. The website draws links among energy access, health, economic development and climate change.

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Event: Expanding Energy Access to Achieve Sustainable Energy for All [viewed]

This side event is being organized during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), by the UN Foundation, in partnership with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Practical Action, Carbon War Room, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Energy. It will showcase how a global collaborative effort under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All initiative, can accelerate progress in achieving universal energy access by 2030.  

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WHO European Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health Convenes [viewed]

12 March 2010: The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, which was held in Parma, Italy, from 10-12 March 2010, was a carbon-neutral event organized around the theme “Protecting children's health in a changing environment.” The Conference concluded with the adoption by 53 European Governments of the Parma Declaration on Health and Environment.

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WHO Publishes Fact Sheet on Climate Change and Health [viewed]

January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) published its Fact Sheet N°266 on “Climate change and health,” which includes sections on: the impact of climate change on health; extreme heat; natural disasters and variable rainfall patterns; patterns of infection; measuring health effects; sectors of the population at risk; and the WHO response.

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WHO Releases Study on Climate Change Science, Policy and People [viewed]

11jan_10_03January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report providing an update of the scientific evidence on health risks caused by climate change titled "Protecting Health from Climate Change: Connecting Science, Policy and People."

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