The top five donors were the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Germany, the United States, the European Commission, and the World Bank Group, who together contributed $1.1 billion of the total funding (86%).
PM2.5, or extremely fine particulate matter (PM), is dangerous to human health because the particles can penetrate deep into people’s lungs, bloodstream, and bodies.
As countries around the world seek to meet their mitigation and adaptation goals, the CTCN has harnessed expertise from an expanding global network of over 230 technology institutions, from finance, NGO, private, and research sectors, to provide expert policy and technology support to developing country stakeholders, coordinated by nationally-selected focal points (National Designated Entities, or NDEs).
The Green Climate Fund, which is expected to play a significant role in financing adaptation, has set a target of committing $2.5 billion by the end of 2016.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that some 12.6 million deaths a year are associated with environmental pollution.
The flagship programme aims to seize the 'power of integration' of the SDGs, and will be led by UN Environment's International Ecosystem Management Partnership.
"The District Energy in Cities initiative is designed to help cities develop state-of-the-art district energy solutions.
A total of 44 UN entities provided waste data for 2015, revealing that per capita waste generation throughout 2015 was 547 kilograms.