International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies 2023

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Air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk of our time. Over 99 per cent of people breathe unsafe air.

Exposure can lead to stroke, heart and lung diseases, cancer and more. Polluted air kills 6.7 million people per year, and 2.4 billion people are exposed to dangerous levels of household air pollution.

Air pollution is transboundary – all stakeholders have a responsibility to protect the earth’s atmosphere and ensure healthy air for everyone. Working together, across borders and boundaries, between sectors and beyond silos, will help reduce air pollution, leverage finance and investments towards air quality measures and solutions, and provide health benefits.

This year, on the fourth International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, we call upon everyone, from governments and corporations to civil society and individuals to come #TogetherForCleanAir.

Pollutants (SLCPs)