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Promoting technology and information exchange on environment and health issues in the Pacific Basin.

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Cities as a Health Hazard

A recent article in the Australian Financial Review discusses the impacts of short-term and long term-exposure to environmental hazards in urban areas. Professor Peter Sly, PBC Chair and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Children’s Health and the Environment at the University of Queensland, is quoted.

Cities as a health hazard, Financial Review, 8 December 2017.

 

A SHARED Future Report

T’Sou-ke Nation March 20-22, 2017

The inaugural team meeting for ‘A SHARED Future’ (Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Development for the Future) took place across three days, hosted by T’Sou-ke Nation. It was the first meeting for this new program of research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

A SHARED Future: Inaugural Team Meeting Report

Update for October-November 2017

UNEP Minamata Convention Conference of the Parties (COP 1)

Addressing the first Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1), held in Geneva 24-29 September 2017, Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja, Senior Adviser Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial development, emphasized expedited support to developing countries, through capacity building, technical assistance and technology transfer, for sound chemicals management and safeguarding public health.

Over 1500 delegates from 152 countries (including two Presidents and several Ministers and Vice Ministers of Environment) participated in COP 1.

Policy Briefs for Sustainable Development in Pakistan

This 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Publication includes 15 policy briefs on mercury/chemical and Sustainable Industry Development, as well as climate change, economy, trade and governance.

Available for download from the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI): Policy Briefs for Sustainable Development in Pakistan.

Asthma Primer featured on Nature.com

Asthma, authored by ST Holgate, S Wenzel, DS Postma, ST Weiss, H Renz and PD Sly in 2015, Asthma Primer was featured at Nature.com during January 2017.

Pakistan Environmental Challenges and Measures for Pollution Control, published in Urdu

Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and PBC Board member, presenting the new publication.

Pakistan Environmental Challenges and Measures for Pollution Control

Annals of Global Health special edition

Reviews on Environmental Health special edition

This edition contains output from the 2015 Conference.

Reviews on Environmental Health Volume 31, Issue 1.

ABC Catalyst: Our Chemical Lives

Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the safety of chemicals found in everyday products and  compares the level of chemicals in her own body with clean living convert and media personality Sarah Wilson. Professor Peter Sly, PBC Chair, is featured.

Full episode. This episode was first aired in July 2017 on ABC, Australia.

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