Clean Air Initiative

United Nations announces 2019 Climate Action Summit ‘Clean Air Initiative’

Ahead of the upcoming 2019 Climate Action Summit, the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and Climate and Clean Air Coalition announced today the “Clean Air Initiative”, calling on governments at all levels to join the Initiative. The “Clean Air Initiative” calls on national and subnational governments…

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World Environment Day

Celebrated every year on June 5, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action to encourage worldwide awareness of the need to protect our planet. Since the first World Environment Day in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for positive public outreach on the environment…

State of Global Air Report

State of Global Air 2019 Report

Exposure to Air Pollution Shortens Life of a Child Born Today by over 20 Months China Beginning to Make Progress, But South Asia’s Air Pollution, Health Impacts Continue to Worsen Worldwide Air Pollution Greater Health Risk Factor Than Malnutrition or Lack of Exercise, and Just Behind Smoking Exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution could,…

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9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air

Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. “Air pollution threatens us…