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|NAIROBI New York Giants Jerseys , Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The third edition of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be held in Nairobi from Dec. 4 to 6, the Deputy Director of UN Environment, Ibrahim Thiaw said on Wednesday.
According to Thiaw, the global environment forum will provide a platform for national governments, multilateral agencies, industry and civil society to review progress in attainment of 2030 goals on green and inclusive growth.
"The world's biggest gathering on environment will discuss a range of topics like air quality, chemical pollution Kyle Lauletta Giants Jersey , soil, water and marine ecosystem. We expect major decisions to be adopted at all levels to help address challenges facing the planet," Thiaw said.
He spoke to Xinhua on the sidelines of a ceremony to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between UN Environment and Kenya's leading telecommunications firm, Safaricom that seeks to revitalize the green agenda in the country.
Thiaw revealed the theme of this year's UN Environment Assembly will be pollution and its implications on ecosystems, human health and economic development.
"Delegates will discuss pollution on air, soils and marine life and how it is impacting on health of communities and their economic activities. Chemical pollution in particular is degrading ecosystems and affecting quality of life," said Thiaw.
He added that governments are expected to adopt far-reaching measures to reduce industrial pollution on vital ecosystem such as oceans and land.
"We hope the global decade of action to curb pollution will be adopted at the end of the assembly B.J. Hill Giants Jersey ," Thiaw told Xinhua.
He disclosed that delegates at the global environment assembly will discuss innovative ways to reduce the pollution menace including public awareness, financing and improved governance.
Thiaw said that a special session will be held to review progress governments have made in the implementation of resolutions adopted at last year's United Nations Environment Assembly.
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BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The controversy has raged for nineyears, but now it seems the fate of a landmark Beijing building issealed.
The 180-meter-high chimney, dubbed "the most obtrusive buildingon the West Second Ring Road", will be transformed into a spaciousobservation deck - just 8 meters above the ground.
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Since then, the site has been redeveloped as a culture and artdistrict, similar to the Beijing 798 Art Zone.
Wang Wu, director of the renovation project, says the plan tolower the chimney was drawn up by a team from the ArchitecturalDesign and Research Institute of Tsinghua University and deliveredto the city planning department in July.
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Before the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing cracked down on pollutionand dismantled chimneys pouring noxious particles into the air. Butthe highest chimney in the downtown area remained, fueling a heatedpublic debate over its fate.
Experts say the debate is a sign of great progress, indicatinggrowing awareness of historic buildings, and the government is nowmore cautious in city planning.
Supporters of demolition argue the chimney is in "wrong place"and a blot on the surrounding cityscape and other iconicbuildings.
Just 92 meters away is the Tianning Pagoda, built in LiaoDynasty 898 years ago, Beijing's oldest surviving religiousbuilding.
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"The chimney does not respect nearby cultural relics," arguesHuo Chunlong, chief designer of the renovation plan.
"Cultural relics protection law prohibits higher facilitieswithin a kilometer of historic sites, let alone within 100meters."
The Beijing government implemented height restrictions of 30meters in the 1980s to preserve the city's skyline.
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The power plant was built in 1976 to supply heat and electricityto an area of 520,000 square meters in the city center, includingZhongnanhai, the Great Hall of the People, and Diaoyutai StateGuesthouse, and is just 5 kilometers from Tian'anmen Square.
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A forest of chimneys was then regarded as a sign ofmodernization. More than 14,000 industrial chimneys were visible inBeijing in the 1980s, when industrial output reached 63.7 percentof capital's gross domestic product and air pollution wassevere.
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