This year China is hosting the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2019 with a theme of air pollution: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/china-host-world-environment-day-2019-air-pollution
Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific.
World Environment Day 2019 in China
World Environment Day will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. The Government of China has committed to organising World Environment Day celebrations across multiple cities, with Hangzhou, in the province of Zhejiang, to host the main event.
“China will be a great global host of 2019’s World Environment Day celebrations,” said Joyce Msuya at the announcement. “The country has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling air pollution domestically. It can now help spur the world to greater action. Air pollution is a global emergency affecting everyone. China will now be leading the push and stimulating global action to save millions of lives.”
China with its growing green energy sector, has emerged as a climate leader. The country owns half the world’s electric vehicles and 99 percent of the world’s electric buses. By hosting World Environment Day 2019, the Chinese government will be able to showcase its innovation and progress toward a cleaner environment.
Air pollution in Asia and the Pacific
According to a new UN report on air pollution in Asia and the Pacific, implementing 25 technology policies could see up to a 20 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide and a 45 percent reduction in methane emissions globally, leading to a third of a degree Celsius saving of global warming. World Environment Day is a UN Environment-led global event, which takes place on June 5 every year and is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide.
Since it began in 1972, it has grown to become the single largest celebration of our environment each year.
Air Pollution facts:
- 92 percent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air.
- Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs.
- Ground-level ozone pollution is expected to reduce staple crop yields by 26 percent by 2030!
It is a high time to act, don’t you think?
According to the news from UN Environment https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/video/london-implements-worlds-first-ultra-low-emission-zone London’s Mayor has implemented the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone in an effort to improve air quality in the city. It will operate 24/7 and aim to reduce the number of diesel-powered vehicles entering the centre.
Did you know that 1/5 of global black carbon emissions come from the transport sector? Maybe it is time for all of us to use bicycles, public transport and share car more often?
Don’t breathe bad air!
Protect yourself with special masks and other devices for air filtration at street and at home. When the air pollution level is high in your city, switch all your windows into ECO-ventilation mode by using OKFIL Window Filters which purify the air and create comfortable conditions even when the windows are closed. The essential thing about OKFIL Window Filters is that they do not consume electricity and help to save energy while heating or cooling systems are on.
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