These are the best ways to tackle air pollution and climate change together

These are the best ways to tackle air pollution and climate change together

Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/best-ways-tackle-air-pollution-climate-change-together/  06 Jul 2020 Richard Fuller Electrifying public transport is one way to lower both air pollution and carbon emissions Image: REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido  Prevailing wisdom holds that measures to tackle air pollution will also tackle climate change, and vice versa - but this is not always the case.A new report has identified the most effective interventions for addressing both issues at once. When we look at air pollution and climate change, we see two dire situations: 1. People, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), are becoming ill and dying prematurely because of the poor quality of the air they breathe. Air pollution is linked to an estimated 4.2 million premature deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization.   When indoor air quality is considered, that number rises by an estimated 2.9 to 4.3 million deaths a year, according to The Lancet Commission.  2. Glacial ice is melting, droughts are becoming more prolonged, extreme weather events are more common, and cities around the world are reporting...
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