Environment Ministers meet in Kenya to tackle plastic pollution

| Updated Dec 04, 2017 at 3:47pm

 

 

Environment Ministers from about 100 countries are meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to try to finalize a declaration to combat pollution.

Challenges include banning the use of toxic lead in paint and limiting the amount of plastic that finds its way into the ocean.

The Head of the UN Environment Programme, Erik Solheim said environmental protection can only be successful under the leadership of national governments.

He said the UN is also collaborating with big financial institutions to power green development.

The UN says nine million people died in 2015 because of polluted air, land or water.

SOURCE: BBC NEWS



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