Air pollution is responsible for up to one in five premature deaths in 19 Western Balkan cities

Air pollution causes nearly 5,000 premature deaths in group of cities. On average, people living in the Western Balkan cities studied lose up to 1.3 years of life to air pollution. The main sources of particulate matter emissions are thermal power plants that use lignite coal and household heating. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4 June 2019 – Air pollution is...

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First International Day for Clean Air calls for decisive global action to beat air pollution

Nairobi, 7 September 2020 – With extreme air pollution events on the rise, global efforts to reduce pollution and its effects will receive an advocacy boost when, for the first time ever, the world marks the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7 September. Adopted by a UN General Assembly Resolution in 2019, the International Day of...

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