New Podcast Episode on the International Day for Clean Air and blue skies
Air pollution is a global problem with far-reaching impacts due to its transboundary nature. It is one of the greatest environmental risks to human health and one of the main avoidable causes of death and disease globally causing an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year. To raise awareness and mobilize global action to address air pollution the United Nations General Assembly designated 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies.
The 2021 theme is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the correlation between human and planetary health, which is particularly relevant in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a new podcast episode of 'Inside UN Bonn', we talk to our colleague James Creswick from the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, in which he highlights why we should not underestimated air pollution.
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