Time to scrub up the worldwide air air pollution! We want #CleanAirNow

Be part of the motion for clear air

Be part of the motion demanding options to the air air pollution disaster.

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A worldwide motion for clear air is rising.

Air air pollution is the basis explanation for many severe well being issues. Through the week of World Well being Day, from April 7 – April 10, residents world wide took to the streets to focus on the influence of air air pollution on their well being and on the planet.  

Although they have been unified of their name for #CleanAirNOW, residents demanded localised options to the air air pollution disaster, resembling creating devoted public bus lanes, upgrading nationwide PM2.5 requirements, and strengthening transboundary haze regulation. 

Greenpeace India volunteers organised weekend cycling training at Cubbon park in Bangaluru, India for first-time women cyclists from low income groups.
Greenpeace India volunteers organised weekend biking coaching at Cubbon park in Bangaluru, India for first-time girls cyclists from low earnings teams. © Raghu Kumar
Greenpeace MENA staff in Lebanon hold up letters that read “Clean Air Now” during the Global Week of Action for Clean Air and a Healthy Future for All.
Greenpeace MENA workers in Lebanon maintain up letters that learn “Clear Air Now” in the course of the World Week of Motion for Clear Air and a Wholesome Future for All. © Roland Salem
Greenpeace Malaysia organised photo-ops involving hand drawn Malaysian figurines held up in front of iconic places in Malaysia to deliver the message that clean air is a basic human right.
Greenpeace Malaysia organised photo-ops involving hand drawn Malaysian collectible figurines held up in entrance of iconic locations in Malaysia to ship the message that clear air is a primary human proper. © Zarif Zahari/ Greenpeace
Greenpeace Indonesia activists maintain a photograph opp for an air air pollution marketing campaign as they carry boards that learn “CLEAN AIR NOW!” in a tunnel in Jakarta. The activists demand the federal government to take the air air pollution drawback in Indonesia significantly, particularly in huge cities like Jakarta. © Jurnasyanto Sukarno / Greenpeace
Greater than 300 folks joined the clear air experience with bikes to demand clear air in Ankara, İstanbul, Hatay, Mersin and İzmir.
They ditched the concept of car-dominated city areas to create extra space for bikes to fight air air pollution.
© Rana Büyüktaş
Greenpeace India activists painted the message on the outer ring road in Bengaluru, India, demanding protection of bus priority lanes and their expansion.
Greenpeace India activists painted the message on the outer ring highway in Bengaluru, India, demanding safety of bus precedence lanes and their enlargement. © Amruta S Nair
Thai citizen joining the global movement. © For Chiangmai Breath Group
Thai residents joined the worldwide motion for clear air and requested the federal government to resolve the rising air air pollution drawback within the nation. © For Chiangmai Breath Group
Youth for Local weather Tunisia in Tunisia organised a strike within the metropolis of Tunis. Additionally current on the strike was Cease Air pollution Gabes, a motion from the Gabes coastal group, who’re campaigning towards water, soil and air air pollution within the metropolis of Gabes. © Greenpeace
Greenpeace South Africa volunteers participated in World Week of Motion to demand clear breathable air for all. © Tania Lombard
Communities residing close to coal energy crops in Pangasinan, Quezon, Davao, and Cebu provinces, Philippines, together with Metro Manila, demanded that the federal government elevate the nation’s air high quality requirements and finish its reliance on coal, the dirtiest fossil gasoline. © Philippine Motion for Local weather Justice (PMCJ)
In Thailand, civil society organisation representatives and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit towards three public departments, the Nationwide Surroundings Board, Ministry of Pure Sources and Surroundings, and the Ministry of Business, for neglecting their mandate to guard residents’ proper to scrub air. © Panumas Sanguanwong / Greenpeace
In Bogota, Colombia, volunteers highlighted the damaging ranges of air air pollution from automobiles and the well being impacts from it. “We’re inhaling poison” was the important thing message. © Ricardo García
Greenpeace volunteers in Morocco organised a photograph op to demand clear air and used this chance to have an iftar (breaking Ramadan quick) collectively and speak concerning the want for residents to come back collectively to battle air air pollution. © Sofiene Lahdheri / Greenpeace

Final yr the World Well being Organisation (WHO) strengthened its air high quality pointers for the primary time in 15 years.

Sadly, the truth is that 97% of world cities failed to satisfy the rules final yr, in response to IQAir’s 2021 World Air High quality report. Furthermore, many cities world wide undergo from a scarcity of obtainable air high quality information.

Science tells us that there is no such thing as a secure degree of air air pollution publicity.  Air air pollution is accountable for many power illnesses, together with bronchial asthma, coronary heart illness and stroke. 

Our well being can not wait. It’s time for governments world wide to take motion. Clear power and equitable mobility options, together with public transport, strolling and biking infrastructure, are essential to deal with each air air pollution and the local weather disaster.

Signal the petition: We should part out climate-wrecking fossil fuels. Collectively, let’s demand progressive, sustainable options. Be part of the clear air motion, for our well being, our future and for our planet. 

Erin Newport is Worldwide Communications Officer for Greenpeace East Asia.

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