Preventing and reducing air pollution to improve air quality globally (Resolution adopted at the 2017 UN Environment Assembly)

Preventing and reducing air pollution to improve air quality globally (Resolution adopted at the 2017 UN Environment Assembly)

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2017

The third session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) adopted 11 resolutions submitted by Member States.

The 'Draft resolution on preventing and reducing air pollution to improve air quality globally' calls for member states to take action across sectors to reduce all form of air pollution. Among its recommendations, the resolution urges member states to:

  • Consider joining or cooperating with, as appropriate, relevant global initiatives such as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the Global Methane Initiative
  • Facilitate action to reduce air pollution in urban and rural areas including by encouraging cities and local governments to consider participating in, as appropriate, the BreatheLife campaign

The complete list of adopted resolutions can be found on the UN Environment Assembly website.

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