Global causes of illness and death are increasingly linked to the poor quality of the environment. In urbanized environments, environmental hazards include exposure to air, water, and chemical pollution. The SDGs play an important role in this nexus, highlighting that isolated actions to improve health are unsustainable, and that the environment must be an entry point into addressing global health.
Discussions during the fourth event in the Environment Management Group (EMG) nexus series will include common threats and potential synergies: waste, urban heat islands, and increased incidence of disease. This dialogue is co-hosted by the EMG, UN Environment, WHO and UN-Habitat.
Guest article by Hossein Fadaei, Head of EMG Secretariat, regarding the EMG Nexus Dialogue Series.