Climate Trends invites you to a discussion on the measures required by India to safeguard human health in times of a once-in-a-century pandemic and drive urgency into air pollution management efforts.
After a gap of 16 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently revised its Air Quality Guidelines since increasing evidence shows how air pollution affects different aspects of health. As low-and-middle-income countries like India experience increased disparities in air pollution exposure due to large-scale urbanization and economic development, it has resulted in an unequal burden of disease and mortality for its population. India is one of the few South Asian countries with a pan-India air pollution management policy, the National Clean Air Programme, to address rising pollution levels in its cities. Yet it is home to 35 of the 50 most polluted cities in the world.
Date: 12th October 2021, 11 AM
Venue: Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
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