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EXPLAINED INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES

EXPLAINED INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES

Context

First International Day of Clean Air for blue skies to be held on September 7th, 2020.

Background

  • On 19th December, 2019, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to hold an International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7th September, every year.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was invited to facilitate the observance of the International Day, in collaboration with other relevant organizations.

Details

International Day of Clean Air for blue skies aims :

  • To raise public awareness at all levels about the importance of clear air on health, productivity, the economy and the environment.
  • To demonstrate the close link of air quality to other environmental/developmental challenges.
  • To promote and facilitate solutions which aims to  improve air quality by sharing actionable knowledge, best practices, innovations, and success stories.
  • To bring together diverse international actors to form a strategic alliance to gain momentum for concerted national, regional and international approaches for effective air quality management.

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