Special Lecture on International Day of Clean Air for Blue Sky

The clean air is important for health, productivity, the economy and for the environment. The UN General Assembly adopted resolution designating 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. This Day will be observed annually to raise awareness and mobilize global action to address air pollution. The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies will be held on September 7th, 2020. The UN resolution stresses the importance of clean air and emphasises the urgent need to raise public awareness at all levels (i.e. individual, community, corporate and government) and to promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality.

This day will be the opportunity to demand greater policy commitment for zero pollution, especially in the recovery measures, to achieve the switch from polluting to health-promoting economies. During present pandemic, lockdowns were imposed in many countries which led to improved air quality but as the lockdowns were eased, pollution level enhanced again, and in many cities concentrations are set to become even poorer, as people switch from public transport to private car use. Thus, for many reasons other measures than drastic lockdowns should be implemented to achieve long lasting blue skies.

CSIR-NPL celebrates the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on September 7th, 2020 at 3 PM (live on CSIR NPL YouTube channel). You are kindly invited for the same.

 

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