International Day of Clean Air

Cashing in on women’s health

Women’s health has been sidelined for centuries. But now that women are finally being heard, some unscrupulous companies are cashing in on the movement.

Air pollution has no respect for borders. Regional agreements can only go so far. The world needs a global agreement.

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A turn to sustainable development could help stop rich countries offshoring their pollution to poorer countries.

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Emissions that meet air-quality standards still cause illness and early death. Planning decisions need to help drive down exposure.

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Together, satellite data, atmospheric-chemistry modelling and ground-based monitoring could help mitigate the South Asian air-pollution crisis.

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Air pollution is an international problem. Domestic and international laws could work together to combat it.

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Governments, civil society and the international community need to work fast to combat the threat of smoke haze in Southeast Asia.

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The Indonesian capital’s air quality is already bad. Emissions from vehicles commuting from its fringes worsens the situation.

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