2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Of the emerging economies, China and India rank 120 th and 177 th respectively, reflecting the strain population pressures and rapid economic growth impose on the environment, note the researchers. Sustainability outcomes among emerging economies remains highly variable. Substantial populations still suffer from poor air quality, most notably in India, China, and Pakistan.

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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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The rapid growth in South-South trade reflects a fragmenting of global supply chains whereby early-production stages of many industries have relocated from countries like China and India to lower-wage economies, a trend that has accelerated since the global financial crisis in 2008.

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UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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Given currently available carbon budget estimates, the available global carbon budget for 1.5 ˚C Substantial emission reductions due to fuel economy standards for passenger cars are already included in the current policy scenario. C target is 16 to 19 GtCO 2 e, higher than previous estimates as new studies have become available.

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