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Improving air quality for a better environment and human health


This document aims to facilitate the ministerial discussion on this issue by providing background information on air pollution in the Economic Commission for Europe region. The document follows the agreed questions for discussion under the theme “Improving air quality for a better environment and human health”, describing air pollutants and policies related to environment and human health, identifying the most polluting sectors and funding for relevant measures to reduce air pollution, and addressing the issues of public awareness and cooperation. Topics are grouped under three general headings: Pollutants and Policies, Sectors and Funding, Public Awareness and Participation, Cooperation, and Conclusions and Way Forward.