Dear partners and colleagues,
The significant drop in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions during the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us the extent of our impact on the planet. While these reductions are no cause for celebration, they do demonstrate how quickly pollution trends can be reversed. As economies begin to reopen, we must think about how we can use this period of recovery to once and for all move away from polluting practices and come out of this crisis in a better position than we were before.
It is more important than ever to make the connection between health, climate and the environment. This is why the CCAC Secretariat will be supporting our partners to ensure climate and clean air measures are woven into the response to the Covid-19 economic crisis. We also will continue our work to share meaningful data and action to the global response to this crisis.
We are happy to be part of the first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, which will take place on September 7 this year. This new International Day was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2019 and will be an annual event. The day will raise awareness at all levels that clean air is important for health, productivity, economy and the environment. It will also highlight the important linkages of air pollution to global climate change and sustainable development goals. This will be an excellent opportunity to share good practice and solutions to scale up action. I strongly urge all partners to contribute and participate in the event.
Stay safe and healthy,
Helena Molin Valdes
Head of the CCAC Secretariat
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