UN / ENVIRONMENT REPORT

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UN Environment Programme published a report warning that "unless we drastically scale up environmental protection cities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by midcentury.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 13 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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13 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The UN Environment programme released today a report which says damage to the planet is increasingly threatening people’s health. The agency’s global environment outlook says unless we drastically scale up environmental protection, cities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by midcentury. The report also warns that pollutants in our fresh water systems will be a major cause of death by 2050 and it will impact male and female fertility as well as children’s neuro development. UNEP said that we are on the crossroads and called on countries to implement innovative policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste.”
5. Cutaway, reporter
6. Wide shot, press room

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Published in time for the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly which started Monday (11 Mar) in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) 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.

Speaking to reporters in New York today, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said, “the agency’s global environment outlook says unless we drastically scale up environmental protection, cities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by midcentury.”

The report also warned that “pollutants in our fresh water systems will be a major cause of death by 2050 and it will impact male and female fertility as well as children’s neuro development.”

Dujarric also said that in it’s report, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned that “we are on the crossroads and called on countries to implement innovative policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste.”

The first Global Environment Outlook (GEO) was published in 1997. By bringing together a community of hundreds of scientists, peer reviewers and collaborating institutions and partners, the GEO reports builds on sound scientific knowledge to provide governments, local authorities, businesses and individual citizens with the information needed to guide societies to a truly sustainable world by 2050.

GEO-6 is based on the findings of previous GEO reports, including the six regional assessments (2016), and outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. It proposes how governments can put the world on the path to a truly sustainable future and it emphasizes that urgent and inclusive action is needed by decision makers at all levels to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people.
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