First-ever Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health in Geneva
The first-ever Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health takes place from 30 October to 1 November at WHO headquarters in Geneva, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and with participation of UN Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Air pollution is one of the largest causes of death worldwide: It claims seven million lives a year, is a major driver of non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and lung cancer and it accelerates climate change. Tackling it can help reduce health risks related to weather extremes, sea level rise, drought and food production.
The conference will focus on presenting evidence, identifying gaps and finding possible solutions such as affordable and clean urban transport, waste and household energy strategies.
One measure to reduce air pollution and to promote climate action is the #BreatheLife campaign, which mobilizes communities to reduce the impact of air pollution on our health and climate. Join them here.