UNICEF Head Fore Urges Government Action To Address ‘Toxic’ Air In South Asia
UNICEF: Immediate action needed in South Asia to clean the air for children
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore released a statement on the impact of poor quality, or “toxic,” air on children in South Asia. Fore says, “UNICEF is calling for urgent action to address this air quality crisis. Governments in the region and around the world should take urgent steps to reduce air pollution by investing in cleaner, renewable sources of energy to replace fossil fuel combustion; provide affordable access to clean public transport; increase green spaces in urban areas; change agricultural practices and provide better waste management options to prevent open burning of harmful chemicals. Children have a right to live in a clean environment and to breathe clean air. We must act now” (11/6).