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February 18, 2020

Dublin Mayors Pledge to Meet WHO Air Quality Targets

An article from Green News cites the Air Quality Life Index.
By
Shamim Malekmian

Dublin became the first Irish city to pledge its support to a new global campaign to ensure higher standards of air quality standards in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) targets.

The Deputy Lord Mayor and the Mayors of the other three local authorities in the capital this morning signed up to the BreatheLife campaign led by WHO, the UN and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to mobilise cities to protect the public from air pollution.

By signing up to the campaign, Dublin joins 76 other cities, regions and countries in vowing to bring air quality values to safe levels by 2030 while working on innovating solutions for battling air pollution.

Over 90 per cent of the world’s population is estimated to breathe polluted air that fails to meet recommended WHO air quality objectives, with air pollution influencing seven million untimely deaths every year.

A new index from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago released last November described air pollution as a more significant threat to human lives than smoking and even war.

Continue Reading at Green News…