Drowning in Waste – Case Vietnam

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 95 million inhabitants in a land area of 330,000 km2, it is the world's 15th-most-populous country, and the ninth-most-populous Asian country. Its capital city has been Hanoi with 8 million people since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, with Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon prior to the country’s reunification, as the most populous...
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Drowning in Waste – Case São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis, with 12.5 million inhabitants, is the most populous city in Brazil, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the Earth's 11th largest city by population. The city ...
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WOIMA Blog May/2019 – Pollution – le tueur silencieux

WOIMA Blog 5/2019 Pollution - le tueur silencieux La pollution de l'environnement - de l'air sale à l'eau contaminée - tue chaque année plus de personnes que toutes les guerres et la violence dans le monde. Plus que le tabagisme, la faim ou les catastrophes naturelles. Plus que le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme combinés. En 2018, un décès prématuré sur six dans le monde, soit environ 10 millions, peut être ...
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WOIMA Blog May/2019 – Pollution – the Silent Killer

WOIMA Blog 5/2019 Pollution – the Silent Killer Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2018 — about 10 million — can be attributed to disease from toxic exposure...
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Drowning in Waste – Case Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 6 million inhabitants on a land area of 600 km2. Situated on the on the middle taiga lowlands along the shores of the Neva Bay at Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703. During the periods 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, S...
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Drowning in Waste – Case Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. The island is also called Iyonola, the name given to the island by the native Caribs. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 and has a population of 180,000. Its capital is Castries with 50,000 inhabitants in the capital city ...
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Pollution Threatening UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Case Henderson Island

Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence. Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection. It is particularly notable for the 10 plants and four land birds that are endemic to the island. It is the largest of the four islands of the Pitcairn Island group of which only Pitcairn, lying 200 km to its southwest,...
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Investing for Impact – Impact at Exit

Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Principles) describe the essential features of managing investment funds with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic, or environmental impact, alongside financial returns. This goes beyond asset selection that aligns investment portfolios with impact goals (for example, the SDGs), to requir...
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DROWNING IN WASTE – Case Banjul, The Gambia

Banjul, officially the City of Banjul, is the capital of The Gambia. Banjul is on St Mary's Island (Banjul Island), where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The population of the Greater Banjul Area (GBA), which includes the City of Banjul and the Kanifing Municipal Council, is well over half a million. The island is connected to the mainland to the west and the rest of Greater Banjul Area via bridges. There are also ferries linking Banjul to the mainland at the other side of the river....
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WOIMA Blog March/2019 – Exploiter la puissance impressionnante des déchets enfouis

WOIMA Blog 3/2019 Exploiter la puissance impressionnante des déchets enfouis Dans le monde entier, les taux de production de déchets augmentent rapidement. En 2018, plus de trois milliards de tonnes de déchets solides municipaux ont été générées, ce qui correspond à une empreinte de 0,54 kg par personne et par jour. Avec la croissance démographique rapide et l'urbanisation, la production annuelle de déchets dev...
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