Our Planet

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UNEP’s quarterly magazine Our Planet features authoritative articles on the theme of environment and development by world scientific and political leaders. Each issue of Our Planet concentrates on one specific theme, tying into international conferences, meetings (the Commission on Sustainable Development), events (World Environment Day), or dealing with issues of our time (Water or Climate Change). Our Planet reports on international developments and action. It reviews current thinking, suggests solutions, and debates the key issues of environmentally sustainable development.


Take the lead on lead

Environmental injustices are mostly experienced by low income groups who are at the receiving end of poor technologies and banned chemicals, and whose main preoccupation is survival. They handle unknown chemicals using their bare hands, and lack sufficient knowledge of their toxicity. In most cases, the chemicals pose significant health risks to them, their families and nearby communities. The resulting chemical wastes are disposed of directly into the immediate environment. There is little regulation, and access to state social protection, training and social services is limited.


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