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Pollution Report

Pollution touches all parts of our planet, affecting our health through the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. It is estimated that approximately 9 million premature deaths are directly caused by pollution in a year, vastly more than all wars and violence combined. For this reason, the third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) - the world's highest decision-making body on the environment - has pollution at its core, and aims to ensure progress is made towards a pollution-free planet.


Pollution Freshwater Pollution Land Pollution Marine Pollution Emissions from animal agriculture Poverty and Pollution Pollution from landfills Marine Plastics Nutrient Pollution Biodiversity and Pollution Impacts on Human Health Marine Litter Industrial Air Pollution Chemicals and Waste Gender and Pollution Waste Disposal Vehicle emissions Domestic wastewater