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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy


Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. In 2015, pollution killed 9 million people in the world.

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Organizations relating to Pollution

UNEP-DTIE Cleaner Production / Est. 1990
European Federation of Energy Management Associations / Est. 1986
International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage / Est. 2001
Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre / Est. 1982
Pan American Center for Human Ecology and Health / Est. 1975
International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise / Est. 1968
Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'sewage Sludge Processing' / Est. 1971
Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific Against Pollution from Land-based Sources / Est. 1983
Amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft / Est. 1995
Oilwatch / Est. 1996
Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution / Est. 1978
European Association Against Fibre Pollution / Est. 1988
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution / Est. 2002
International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties / Est. 1969
European Topic Centre on Air Quality / Est. 1994
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission / Est. 1974
Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre / Est. 1979
CMEA Coordinating Centre for Atmospheric Pollution and Contamination Control
European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations / Est. 1996
International Cleaner Production Information Clearinghouse
International Maritime Organization / Est. 1948
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation / Est. 1968
European Association for the Science of Air Pollution / Est. 1986
Secretariat for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea / Est. 1982
Mediterranean Action Plan / Est. 1975

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World Problems relating to Pollution

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Environmental hazards of pharmaceutical products
Negative ecological impact of overpopulation
Global warming
Unethical practice of chemistry
Hormone pollution
Aircraft noise
Ritual pollution
Sick building syndrome
Obstruction of astronomical observation by environmental pollution
Computer viruses
Agricultural pollution
Electrical noise
Unethical practice of geological sciences
Radioactive contamination
Plastic pollution of coastal zones
Soil pollution
Malodorous fumes
Noise pollution
Environmental hazards of pesticides
Pollution of orbital space
Emissions from combustion engines
Smoke as a pollutant

Action Strategies relating to Pollution

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Increasing industrial cooperation to control transboundary water pollution
Monitoring pollution hazards of industrial research
Reducing pollution hazards of industrial research
Providing information on drinking water quality
Researching effects of air pollution on human health
Monitoring effects of air pollution on human health
Reducing health risks from environmental pollution
Monitoring urban-industrial air pollution
Promoting best environmental practice concerning persistent organic pollutants
Ensuring clean drinking water
Promoting research and development in transboundary air pollution control
Exchanging information to control transboundary air pollution
Preventing air pollution from aircraft
Using renewable energy resources
Protecting the environment through criminal prosecution
Developing sustainable transport policy
Providing integrated pollution control
Mobilizing public opinion for pollution control
Reducing heavy metal pollution
Applying polluter-pays principle
Reducing urban air pollution
Reducing sewage as a pollutant
Monitoring sewage as a pollutant
Protecting against environmental hazards from chemicals
Reducing transboundary water pollution

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