Committee Reports

Letter to the United Nations regarding Reducing Pollution as a Sustainable Development Goal


Noting that toxic pollution is a serious public health problem and is the most serious cause of death in the developing world, the Committee on International Environmental Law and the Vance Center for International Justice drafted a letter to the United Nations urging that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being developed by the UN incorporate ambitious targets and substantial support for the reduction of toxic pollution. Specifically, the Sustainable Development Goals should mandate reduction in all types of pollution in air, water, soil, food and household products.