How You And Your Government Can Tackle Air Pollution


Most air pollution is produced by the burning of fossil fuels and waste, and this is the focus of the World Health Organization’s global recommendations: Moving from coal and gas power stations and diesel generators to solar, wind and hydropower Prioritise walking, cycling and public transport over cars in urban areas and shift to electric cars Improve the energy efficiency of homes to reduce heating needs and avoid coal and wood burning inside Promoting waste reduction and use incineration only when unavoidable and when emissions controls are in place Reduce the burning of stubble in fields upwind of cities Create green spaces in cities to help remove some pollutants