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Green Cross Switzerland: Ten Country Success Stories Report 2014

The Top Ten List of countries turning the corner on toxic pollution 2014

Green Cross Switzerland, the independent environmental organisation, is cooperating with the Blacksmith Institute of the USA to publish a list of the ten leading national clean-up projects at contaminated sites in 2014. The top ten list is based on criteria drawn up by an international group of environmental and health experts including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the City University of New York.

The ten countries in the list have cleaned up at least one contaminated site, with measurable results for the affected population group; they have national intervention plans for cleaning up polluted sites; and they have signed one or more conventions on chemicals or waste such as the Basel, Rotterdam or Stockholm (BRS) Conventions.

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03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

15. life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss