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  • [New] Accounting for about 7% of global emissions, the steel industry will be at the forefront of efforts to cut carbon pollution if dangerous climate change is to be averted. The Guardian
  • [New] India is supporting ethanol because it helps reduce oil imports, reduces air pollution and provides economic and employment opportunities for farmers. International Energy Agency
  • [New] In a statement, the EPA said it is working to improve its data on emissions of toxic air pollution, do more to communicate risks to the public, develop regulatory solutions and reduce pollution. ProPublica
  • [New] The EPA and state agencies could install air monitors in communities to gauge how much toxic pollution reaches neighborhoods. ProPublica
  • [New] Air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is a major threat to global health, and it contributes to millions of premature deaths worldwide. MindBodyGreen
  • [New] Circular economies will ease the overwhelming burden on Earth's ecosystems, reduce pollution and limit biodiversity loss, and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. uk.rentallstuffs.com
  • [New] In September the WHO slashed its recommended air pollution limits in half in light of improved understanding about the impact on human health, meaning many more schools will now be situated in areas of concern for pollution. best-practice
  • [New] By 2050 air pollution will be the chief cause of child mortality and the World Health Organisation estimated that in 2016 alone, around 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by air pollution. future Net Zero
  • [New] Air pollution is the world's leading environmental health risk and a major cause of environmental degradation. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • [New] UN projections of how much current climate policies and national pledges to cut carbon pollution will slow global warming are more uncertain than widely assumed. RFI
  • [New] Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures finds that city water systems in OECD countries will increasingly struggle with deteriorating plants and pipelines, pollution, and changing weather patterns. OECD
  • [New] The ECB will give greater prominence to environmental risks beyond climate-related risks, such as the risks of biodiversity loss and pollution. European Central Bank - Banking Supervision
  • [New] Countries with the highest levels of road transport pollution must ensure that all new buses are zero-emissions by 2030, followed by new light-duty vehicles by 2035 and new heavy-duty vehicles by 2040. Drive Electric Campaign
  • [New] With air pollution set to become the leading cause of child mortality by 2050, the right to breathe clean air looks set to be elevated within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. best-practice
  • [New] In the run-up to Glasgow, nearly all the world's governments made new pledges to cut pollution that might shave warming a bit more. Brookings
  • [New] Air pollution is a major cause of premature death and disease and is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. European Environment Agency
  • [New] As part of the European Green Deal, the EU Zero Pollution Action Plan sets a target to reduce the number of premature deaths due to exposure to fine particulate matter by more than 55% by 2030, as compared to 2005. European Environment Agency
  • [New] Air pollution in Delhi: Centre suggests three steps to Supreme Court to bring down pollution - Introduction of odd-even vehicle scheme, ban on trucks' entry in Delhi, and severest will be lockdown. OpIndia
  • [New] Authorities in New Delhi announced on Saturday a one-week closure of schools as the Indian capital's pollution control body warned of a looming health emergency due to smog. DAWN.COM
  • [New] Ru's analysis found that policies to prevent global warming beyond 2 degrees Celsius will prevent hundreds of thousands of premature deaths from air pollution by 2030, 1.4 million in the next 20 years, and 4.5 million by 2070. Audubon
  • [New] By reducing air pollution, transitioning to clean energy could prevent premature death, hospitalization, and illness for millions of people in the United States over the next 50 years. Audubon
  • [New] In a 2021 ranking of the world's 100 cities most at risk from environmental factors such as pollution, extreme heat stress, dwindling water supplies, natural hazards, and vulnerability to climate change, 99 are in Asia. MIT Technology Review
  • Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are being pledged to grow Australia's gas industry, a major source of Australia's greenhouse emissions, under part of the federal government's pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2050 without enforcing pollution limits or carbon prices on industry. The Sydney Morning Herald

Last updated: 05 December 2021


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