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Web Date: December 7, 2017

World’s environment officials set goal for contamination-free planet

Improved use of commercial chemicals, cuts in ocean plastic pollution needed, assembly says
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Pollution, policy, United Nations Environment Programme

Top environmental officials from around the globe pledged on Dec. 6 to improve people’s lives by cutting contamination of land, air, fresh water, and oceans.

Meeting as the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, the officials set an international goal of a pollution-free planet. They did not establish a time frame for reaching this lofty objective, calling it “a long-term endeavor.”

“We have put the fight against pollution high on the global political agenda,” says . . .

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