Around 3 billion people around the world depend on burning solid fuels or kerosene for household energy, which can have serious negative health impacts when burned indoors. Women and children, primarily in lower income countries, are most at risk from this threat. Switching to cleaner fuels can not only improve air quality and health, but also help reduce gender inequality.
Air pollution is the theme for World Environment Day on 5 June 2019. The quality of the air we breathe depends on the lifestyle choices we make every day. Learn more about how air pollution affects you, and what is being done to clean the air. What are you doing to reduce your emissions footprint and #BeatAirPollution?
The 2019 World Environment Day is hosted by China.