Monday, October 23 Join Pure Earth for a presentation on the findings of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, including a briefing and reception with light lunch. The Lancet is the world’s oldest and most prestigious health journal, and will be releasing a landmark report that analyzes the massive scope of the health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution on October 19, 2017. This event in New York City will be one of the many launch events/briefings around the world, including Washington, D.C.; Brussels; Ottawa; and Delhi.
The Commission on Pollution and Health is an initiative of The Lancet, the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with additional coordination and input from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. The aim of the Commission is to reduce air, soil, and water pollution by communicating the extraordinary health and economic costs of pollution globally; providing actionable solutions to policy-makers; and dispelling the myth of pollution’s inevitability.