UN reports indicate that people worldwide are exposed to levels of air pollutants that exceed safe levels set by the WHO.
There is therefore the slightest doubt that humans are faced with an urgent task of working at eliminating pollution.
On the occasion of World Environment Day today, UN Chief Antonio Guterres says the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world.
In a message to world leaders, Mr. Guterres, said ”it is time to act decisively to tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants, adding that what the world needs is a green economy not a grey economy.
Household, industry, transports agriculture and waste have been named as conduits for air pollution.