The Permanent Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has called on people from around the world to be aware of the effects of air pollution. Boyd linked the issue with the right to a healthy environment, which, he noted, is recognized by more than 150 States.
The State of India's Environment (SoE) Report found air pollution is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in the country - painting a bleak picture of the environmental record of recent Indian governments.
This, therefore, is a Clarion call on our Governments, particularly, the States and Local Governments, the private sector, civil society and citizens to join forces together in a concerted effort to fight air pollution.
A World Health Organisation (WHO) research has established that in Ghana 28,000 lives are lost prematurely to air pollution annually.More news: US Scrambles To Find Alternatives For Chinese Rare Earth Metals
The risk is higher for girls with 9.6 out of 10,000 girls dying before five as a result of the high levels of air pollution.
As humanity gathers again on this 5th June, 2019, to celebrate the World Environment Day, it is worthy to note that the choice of the theme of this year's celebration, "Air Pollution", is very timely and urgent.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force CP Marak said that by and large, the air quality in Meghalaya is good barring the two industrial areas of Umiam and Byrnihat.
Ban Ki-moon, President and Chair, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and former UN Secretary-General, remarked that air pollution can not be dealt with alone, and called on all nations to work in solidarity. The plan commits to addressing the sources of air pollution in the area, including from road dust, vehicle emissions, burning of garbage, and construction and demolition activities.More news: In Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi launches first attack on new Modi government
"This is a public health crisis we can fix by transitioning away from polluting fossil fuels to renewable energy and investing in clean transport".
AN environment advocacy group, SING Foundation, yesterday, staged a procession in the streets of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to mark the World Environment Day, WED, calling on the Federal Government to end gas-flaring in the state and Niger Delta.
Morris, who is Head of Field Operations at Environment Rights Action, said the 2019 Wednesday focusing on air pollution holding in China dwelled on unrestrained gas flaring in the Niger Delta with massive release of greenhouse gases that trigger climate change.More news: Microsoft removes face-recognition database from internet