About the day
Every year, 7 million people die prematurely due to air pollution, 90% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries. Air pollution disproportionately affects children and the elderly and negatively impacts ecosystems. Improving air quality is essential to mitigating the impacts of many air pollutants that contribute directly to the climate crisis. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development also recognizes that air pollution abatement is important to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations General Assembly designated 7 September as International Day of Clean Air for blue skies in 2019, and the first Day was held in 2020. The need for clean air remains as important as ever. The day aims to build a global community of action that encourages countries to work together to tackle air pollution to ensure that we can protect #TheAirWeShare to protect human and environmental health. To this end, it gives people a platform that can enable cooperation at the individual, national, regional and international level.
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