Strategies and Actions to Tackling Pollution for Better Health
Hosted by WHO and R20
Environment protection is a powerful lever to improve human health on a global scale. In 2015, an estimated nine million deaths worldwide were related to pollution. Air pollution is by far the largest contributor to early death according to a report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. Tackling pollution is a key driver to phase out coal power plants and promote renewable energy systems and energy efficiency. Especially fast growing economies such as China and India are facing major challenges. The session highlights opportunities to make a shift in combining the environmental, social and health agenda.