This report gives an overview of the EU’s progress towards 29 environmental policy objectives. These are relevant to the achievement of the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) three key priority objectives: natural capital; resource-efficient, low-carbon economy; and people’s health and well-being.

The poorest urban children in 1 in 4 countries* are more likely to die before their fifth birthday than the poorest children in rural areas. And the poorest urban children in 1 in 6 countries are less likely to complete primary school than their counterparts in rural areas, according to a new UNICEF report.

NEW DELHI: New thermal power plants ( (TPPs) in India will now have to comply with ‘human health and environment’ criteria as part of their mandatory environmental clearance procedures.

The three-year analysis will look at patients admitted for acute diseases at the selected hospitals.

Around 93% of the world's children under 15 years of age breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk, accounting for 1.8 billion children, according to this new report published by the World Health Organization.

Safe sanitation is essential for health, from preventing infection to improving and maintaining mental and social well-being. Developed in accordance with the processes set out in the WHO Handbook for Guideline Development, these guidelines provide comprehensive advice on maximizing the health impact of sanitation interventions.

The National Green Tribunal has asked to form a committee to look into a plea alleging pollution by industries making shoe soles and other plastic goods in Narela and Bawana area.

An estimated 26% of current global child deaths is attributable to diverse and modifiable environmental factors, addressed under multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This study assesses future child mortality reductions from achieving environment-focused SDG targets.

The Union Environment Ministry has dismissed as “arbitrary” and “unscientific” a 2017 World Economic Forum-ranking that placed India at the bottom in terms of environment performance.

India ranked bottom of the list in the environmental health category, and ranked 178 out of 180 on air quality.

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