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Greening the Chain

Greening the Chain

A report from the UK’s largest construction contractor Balfour Beatty detailing the results of a survey of their key suppliers. The report sets out the challenges in delivering Net Zero carbon through complex multi-tiered supply chains.

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Climate change and eye health

Climate change and eye health

Environmental degradation, air pollution and climate change are having devastating impacts in all parts of the world, with the greatest effect on vulnerable and low-income communities. The world is facing a climate emergency that threatens to undo decades of progress in global health. Climate change is exacerbating poverty and health inequality1 and slowing down the efforts of the global health community to realize universal health coverage.

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International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Climate Action Working group

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Climate Action Working group

Since our workshop at the IAPB Council of Members meeting in Dar es Salaam October 2019, and the drafting of this Guide, the world has changed unrecognizably. Most countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have either been through or are in lockdown as a response. Global air traffic has seen an unprecedented decline. And health systems across the world have diverted most of their resources to manage the outbreak, resulting in an almost universal suspension of crucial eye health services such as cataract surgeries and distribution of glasses.

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