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Celebrating the 2nd International Day of Clean Air for blue skies – UNEP event

The United Nations Environment Programme will be hosting a high level dialogue for the 2nd International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, hosted by Inger Andersen, featuring Jane Burston.

Air pollution is a global problem with far-reaching impacts due to its transboundary nature. It is the one of the greatest environmental risk to human health and one of the main avoidable causes of death and disease globally causing an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year. To raise awareness and mobilize global action to address air pollution the United Nations General Assembly designated 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. The 2021 theme is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the correlation between human and planetary health, which is particularly relevant in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The session will be hosted by Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director and moderated by Andrea Hinwood, UNEP Chief Scientist.

Clean Air Fund Executive Director Jane Burston will be feature on the panel, speaking about the findings of the State of Global Air Quality Funding 2021 report, and emphasising the need for global funding for air pollution.

Register for the event here.