Organizations Recognize World Environment Day, Highlighting Air Pollution

U.N. Environment: On World Environment Day, world turns spotlight on air pollution
“Governments, industry, communities, and individuals around the world [on Wednesday] commemorated World Environment Day, the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action, encouraging worldwide awareness and commitment to protect our planet. This year’s celebrations, held under the theme ‘Beat Air Pollution,’ called upon people to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world…” (6/5).

U.N. Environment: Nine governments join BreatheLife on World Environment Day, commit to action on air pollution
“The BreatheLife campaign is proud to announce that nine new governments have joined its ranks, making fresh commitments to demonstrate their dedication to bring air quality to safe levels by 2030 and collaborate on the clean air solutions that will help us get there faster. Bogota (Colombia), Lalitpur and Kathmandu (Nepal), Honduras, Bogor City (Indonesia), the Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montevideo (Uruguay), and Mexico bring the number of cities, regions, and countries in the BreatheLife Newtwork to 63, representing 271.4 million citizens around the world…” (6/5).

UNICEF: Only 6 percent of children in Africa live in areas where air pollution is reliably measured at the ground-level
“Only 6 percent of children in Africa live in areas where air pollution is reliably measured at ground-level, leaving half a billion children across the continent living in areas with no reliable means of measuring air quality, according to a new UNICEF report released on World Environment Day…” (6/4).

World Economic Forum: 5 ways to #BeatAirPollution
Emma Charlton, senior writer at Formative Content, highlights five areas in which the international community can take action against air pollution: automobiles, food, waste, energy, and advocacy (6/5).

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