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Pollution Info-Session #7:  Six Crises: How Toxic Chemical Contamination Interacts with the Other Five Global Environmental Problems the World Faces

Thu, April 20, 2017 8:00 AM EDT  (New York Eastern Daylight Time is UTC -4)
Presenter: Mr. John Keith

This presentation puts the issue of toxic chemical contamination in relation to the other global environmental challenges we are facing:  climate change, ocean health, fresh water, land degradation/desertification, and invasive species.  The presentation briefly describes each of these 6 crises and discusses the many interactions and reinforcing aspects between them, which cumulatively make each worse.  Root causes, overall global impact and some of the needs to address the issues are also discussed. 

Mr. John Keith is an environmental executive and engineer with over 40 years experience in industry and government. He has directed many contamination remediation projects in the U.S. and throughout the world. In 2010 he spent 3 months in Zamfara, Nigeria, as the project manager for Pure Earth/Blacksmith Institute, remediating severe lead contamination in seven remote villages. He served as Director of Operations for Pure Earth in 2011-2012, and since entering semi-retirement, serves as Senior Technical Advisor. He has provided expert advice for many Pure Earth projects, including efforts in Vietnam, Indonesia, Somaliland, Zambia and several former Soviet Union countries, working mostly on lead and pesticide contamination projects.

Upcoming:  Designing A Global Response To Toxic Pollution:  A Meeting of Senior Representatives from Government and International Agencies

Date:  May 1 – 5, 2017, Rockefeller Foundation Estate, Bellagio, Italy

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Pollution Info-Session #6:  Hexavalent Chromium Remediation

Thu, April 6, 2017 8:00 AM EST  (New York time)
Presenter: Mr. Sachin Sharma

The presentation focuses on various remediation alternatives (In-Situ and Ex-Situ methods) available today to reduce hexavalent chromium [Cr (VI)] in soil and groundwater and also includes a brief summary of general health risks from Cr (VI). The implementability, effectiveness, and practical challenges associated with each remediation alternative will be discussed to provide a range of solutions that can be used at a given Cr (VI) impacted site. A case study will also be discussed to show the reduction in pre and post pilot study Cr (VI) levels. Cost effective methods to reduce Cr (VI) concentrations will also be discussed in the presentation.
Mr. Sachin Sharma, P.E. is a certified professional engineer with 13 years of extensive experience in environmental consulting, remediation strategy, project management, and health & safety. He is currently working on a large scale chromium remediation project in New Jersey. His design expertise includes remediation technologies evaluation, physical and chemical treatment processes, equipment sizing and instrumentation, system operation, maintenance & monitoring.

Pollution Info-Session #5: Approaches To Measuring Health Impacts At Toxic Waste Sites

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:00 AM EST

Description: Pollution Info-Sessions is a new series of 30-minute online educational interactions held every two weeks featuring experts from around the globe. Each session will present technical solutions to pollution problems, followed by Q&A.

Pollution Info-Session #5: Approaches To Measuring Health Impacts At Toxic Waste Sites
Presenter: Dr. Jack Caravanos

Dr. Jack Caravanos is Professor of Global Env Health at NYU’s College of Global Public Health and Director of Research at Pure Earth. He originally trained in chemistry and now specializes in assessing environmental contamination and human health effects of toxic agents​.​

Pollution Info-Session #4: Is Mercury Really Needed In ASGM?

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM EST

Description: Pollution Info-Sessions is a new series of 30-minute online educational interactions held every two weeks featuring experts from around the globe. Each session will present technical solutions to pollution problems, followed by Q&A.

Pollution Info-Session #4: Is Mercury Really Needed In ASGM?
Presenter: Mr. Ludovic Bernaudat

This session will present the basic characteristics of the sector, explain why mercury is used and showcase good examples of non-mercury extraction and in which conditions it is more efficient, therefore sustainable.

Mr. Ludovic Bernaudat is an environment specialist with 17 years of experience in research and development projects with a strong focus on mercury. He has co-lead the inception of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining area of the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership since its inception in 2007. He holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences.

 

GAHP Annual Meeting 2016 at the United Nations Environment Assembly Meeting

Date: May 27, 2016

Description: GAHP is hosting a Green Room event at UNEA 2 in Nairobi, Kenya on 27th May 12:00 – 13:00. Please join us to learn more about “Pollution – The Largest Cause of Death on the Planet – A Lancet report in the making.” Several GAHP members will be on the panel.

Link:   UNEA meeting 

ICCA Side Event

Date: October 1, 2015

Description: ICCA Side Event will be held from 18:15 – 19:45 in Room 5 & 6 at the International Conference Center, Geneva, Switzerland, during ICCM4. Richard Fuller, President of Pure Earth, Secretariat for the GAHP, will participate as a panelist.

Announcement: Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Developement, ICCM4

Date: October 1, 2015

Description: GAHP will announce the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development at the high-level event starting at 13:15 in Room 3, at the International Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland, during ICCM4.

Cost of Inaction: Chemical Burden of Disease, ICCM4 Side Event

Date: September 30, 2015

Description: GAHP Side Event “Cost of Inaction: Chemical Burden of Disease” will be held on 30th September 2015, from 13:15 – 14:45 in Room 4 at the International Conference Center, Geneva, Switzerland, during ICCM4 (International Conference on Chemicals Management)

The event will feature several panelists who will present on the topic of the chemical burden of disease, the cost of inaction, and how GAHP can be used as a tool to catalyze action.

ICCM4 International Conference On Chemicals Management

GAHP Annual Meeting 2015

Date: September 27, 2015

Description: GAHP Annual meeting to be held 27th September 2015, from 15:30 – 18:00 at the International Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland, Room 18, Level 1.

Special U.N. High-Level Event, Minamata Convention on Mercury

Date: September 24, 2014

Location: New York

Description: A Special High-Level event on the Minamata Convention on Mercury will be held at U.N. Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2014, from 1.15 pm to 2.30 pm. GAHP will be holding a side meeting at the event.

GAHP Annual Meeting 2014

Date: 3-6 September 2014

Description: Defining a Strategy for the Next Five Years
GAHP members from around the world will meet at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York to exchange ideas and discuss global strategies

Link:

GAHP Meeting Agenda: Defining A Strategy For the Next Five Years

GAHP Vision and Theory of Change (DRAFT)

Global Environmental Facility

Date: May 25 to May 30, 2014

Description: GAHP will be introduced at a chemical forum at the 5th Assembly of the GEF, from May 25th to May 30th, 2014. The GEF is one of the most important international financing mechanisms for projects aimed at improving the global environment.

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Regional meeting on Minamata Convention, preparatory for INC6

Date: September 2 – 4, 2014

Description: GAHP will hold a side event or session on “GAHP as a Tool for Implementation: Mobilization of Technical and Financial resources” in Brasil, at the sub-regional workshop for South American countries in support for the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Covention on mercury.

INC6 Mercury Minamata Convention

Date: November 3-7, 2014

Description: Side event on Wednesday November 5th, “GAHP as a Tool for the Implementation: Mobilization of Technical and Financial Resources.”

2nd meeting of the SAICM Open Ended Working Group

Date: December 15-17, 2014

Description: GAHP side event

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Seminar: The Global Health Footprint of Development

Date: 16 October 2013, 13:00 – 15:00

Location: European Parliament, Brussels

Description: The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) will host a short seminar at the European Union Parliament in collaboration with Member of Parliament Michele Rivasi, the World Bank, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the European Cancer Leagues to raise awareness about the burden of disease from chemicals, wastes and toxic pollution, and how it relates to larger development issues. Please see the attached invite and RSVP to attend.

Invitation:  The Global Health Footprint of Development

GAHP: A Practical Tool for Successful Implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Date: 8 October 2013, 13:00 – 14:30

Location: Minamata, Japan

Description: The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) will host a side event on at the Diplomatic Conference for the Mercury Convention in Minamata, Japan.

“GAHP: A Practical Tool for Successful Implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury” — An Introduction to the GAHP, highlighting how GAHP can be used as a practical tool to assist countries to meet their obligations under the new Minamata Convention and to find technical and financial resources to reduce mercury emissions and mitigate human health risks from mercury-contaminated sites. The event will also present examples of successful on-the-ground projects conducted by two GAHP members: UNIDO and Indonesian Ministry of Environment. Lunch will be provided.

 

Annual General Meeting

Date: April 26, 2013

Location: Geneva, Switzerland, UNEP Chemicals Environment Building

Project Members: GAHP

Description: Time: 13:00 – 18:00
Agenda: Design the future of the GAHP and choose two new pilot projects.