Air Pollution

Air pollution is the presence of substances in the atmosphere that are harmful to the health of humans and other living beings, or cause damage to the climate or to materials. There are different types of air pollutants, such as gases (such as ammonia, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, methane and chlorofluorocarbons), particulates (both organic and inorganic), and biological molecules. Air pollution may cause diseases, allergies and even death to humans; it may also cause harm to other living organisms such as animals and food crops, and may damage the natural or built environment. Both human activity and natural …

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UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme · 11 June 2024 English

and Clean Air Coalition and the UNECE secretariat to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention) are organising a 3-day Sub-regional Workshop on Integrated Planning for Climate

the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention) are organising a 3-day Sub-regional


UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme · 27 May 2024 English

Multi-stakeholder consultation workshop for improved multilateral and international cooperation on air pollution: "Unlocking and Future-Proofing Air Quality Management in Asia" Date: 27-29 May 2024 Location: 

multilateral and international cooperation on air pollution: "Unlocking and Future-Proofing Air Quality Thailand (and hybrid) REGISTER Background Air pollution is one of the most pressing environmental health Asia Pacific. In addition to health hazards, air pollution threatens the region’s economy, food and water high — and in some areas, rising — levels of air pollution over the past decade. Everyone is affected, implemented over the past decades to tackle air pollution but have not been able to fully address the


World Bank Group · 17 May 2024 English

Standards for ambient air were moved to the Air Pollution Control Rules (APCR), 2022. The new ECR, as


World Bank Group · 16 May 2024 English

efficient tax system. Also, there could be local air pollution due to the increased importation of other vehicles


World Bank Group · 16 May 2024 English

infiltration and pollution of the groundwater; air pollution due to foul odors and dust; transmission of


ADB: Asian Development Bank · 16 May 2024 English

This brief analyzes the fast-rising impact of noncommunicable diseases and mental health conditions in Asia and the Pacific and shows how to integrate technology and affordable medicines into primary care …

COPD-related deaths) and indoor and outdoor air pollution (with a projected increase in deaths of over escalating tobacco usage, urbanization, increase in air pollution, and extreme temperatures from climate change


UN-Habitat: UN Human Settlements Programme · 16 May 2024 English

This background paper serves to inform on the process so far and facilitates the discussion on the proposed priorities and goals of the strategic plan at the retreat of the …

services, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution and promotes disaster risk reduction and management global Green House Gas emissions and local air pollution. Cities are major contributors to climate change


World Bank Group · 16 May 2024 English

The Listening to the Citizens of Uzbekistan Survey (L2CU) has been conducted for 6 yearssince 2018 on a monthly basis, with the support of the UK Government The L2CU monitored …

Completely agree Agree Disagree Completely disagree AIR POLLUTION HAS BECOME A SERIOUS PROBLEM OVER THE LAST 40 60 80 100 Dec-21 Dec-23 % of population Air pollution is a serious health concern for me and my family


World Bank Group · 16 May 2024 English

Using administrative criminal records from Texas, this paper shows how high temperatures affect the decision making of police officers, prosecutors, and judges. It finds that police reduce the number of …

fewer asylum requests. In a study primarily on air pollution, Kahn and Li (2020) also find that heat has no


World Bank Group · 16 May 2024 English

This document recognizes and celebrates the partnership between the AFD Group and the World Bank Group (WBG), which is a model of international development cooperation. The partnership is now scaling …

multiple environmental health risks, including air pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals. The project times WHO’s guideline. Ambient and household air pollution, inadequate water, hygiene and sanitation, impacts are due to outdoor ambient air pollution and household air pollution, responsible for 55 percent of and infrastructure, (ii) green financing for air pollution control, (iii) vehicle emission control, and sectors for direct and indirect control of air pollution. AFD’s financing includes US$35.5 million toward


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