29 May '16, 7am

Singapore raises concerns over haze at UN meeting in Africa - The Straits Times

Singapore raises concerns over haze at UN meeting in Africa - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore has raised concerns over transboundary air pollution at a United Nations (UN) meeting involving some 120 environment ministers in Africa last week, the Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) said on Sunday (May 29). During the meeting, called the 2nd session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), Singapore's Dr Amy Khor said air pollution stunts economic development and has adverse impacts on human health. Dr Khor, Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources, noted that the World Health Organisation had estimated that seven million deaths occur each year from air pollution exposure. But she said that tackling air pollution requires action on many fronts, and the joint efforts of governments, civil society, businesses and international organisations such as the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). In Singapore and South-...

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