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  • [New] Governments have an opportunity now to transform agriculture into a major driver of human well-being, and into a solution for the imminent threats of climate change, nature loss, and pollution. Financial Nigeria International Limited
  • [New] Renewable-powered green hydrogen is available now and could outcompete fossil-based blue hydrogen as soon as the 2030s, making further investment in gas and CCS-based-hydrogen an investment in unnecessary pollution. #FixTheWEO
  • [New] Affirm that advanced economies must reduce carbon pollution much more rapidly than nations in the Global South by 2030, in light of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities. #FixTheWEO
  • [New] According to Drive Sustainability's recent study on automotive and electronic industry supply chains, materials mass-processed in China, such as zinc, may be contributing to pollution in surrounding water resources, soils and crops of local communities and pose serious health hazards there. ETF Trends
  • [New] With immediate and sufficient cuts in methane pollution from the fossil fuel and agricultural industries, the world could make significant progress toward limiting a potent driver of global warming. S&P Global Platts
  • [New] An economy-wide price on carbon will reduce America's carbon pollution fast and hit the Biden Administration's goal of 50% emissions reductions in the next decade. Citizens' Climate Lobby
  • [New] Northeast Asian countries could consider a larger application of market instruments and regulations in their efforts to reduce air pollution. OECD
  • [New] While policies are already in place to address air pollution, additional policy action could further stimulate the deployment of emission abatement techniques that would improve air quality in the coming decades. OECD
  • [New] A legally binding global treaty on plastic pollution could provide the required framework to support more effective national action to combat the plastic crisis. wwfint.awsassets.panda.org
  • [New] The United States, Europe, Japan and China provide lasting examples to more polluted regions that the threat of air pollution can be tackled through serious and sustained public policies. AQLI
  • Increasing urban hedgerows by 40% could see reductions in air pollution and associated health costs of £5 million a year - another economic boost. East Devon Watch
  • Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats the world faces, and the world's leading environmental risk to human health. World Bank
  • In Southeast Asia, air pollution is emerging as a major threat in metropolises like Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta. phys.org
  • Even a small reduction in a single pollutant could reduce illness and save the UK national healthcare system tens of millions a year. EcoWatch
  • Clean air is important for the health and day-to-day lives of people, while air pollution is the single greatest environmental risk to human health and one of the main avoidable causes of death and disease globally. United Nations
  • Loss of biodiversity, climate change, pollution, diseases spreading from the wild have become existential threats that cannot be understood or addressed in isolation. FRANCE 24
  • In India, the average person could live six years longer if pollution from some of the smallest particulate matter (PM 2.5) was reduced to acceptable levels. Common Dreams
  • Particulate pollution is a rising health threat in Central and West Africa, where more than 94% of people are exposed to pollution levels that exceed the WHO guideline for safe air. AQLI
  • Permanently reducing air pollution to the WHO guideline could increase global average life expectancy from roughly 72 to 74 years, and in total, the world's population could gain 17 billion life-years. AQLI
  • Air pollution is a major threat in the Southeast Asian metropolises of Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, and Jakarta. AQLI

Last updated: 19 September 2021


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