Celebrated for the first time ever, on 7 September 2020, the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is a global call to action to ensure “clean air for all”. It recognizes clean air as a human right and asks local, regional and national governments to consider the changes they can make to reduce air pollution and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Governments around the world are taking action – improving monitoring systems, raising public awareness, encouraging cleaner transportation, improving waste management, producing clean energy, and reducing household air pollution. The UN Environment Programme is working with national, regional and local governments through #BreatheLife and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to scale up solutions around the world.
This year on 7 September – the first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies – governments can make commitments to improving air quality and by developing and implementing local and national air quality action plans.
Learn more about what governments can do to achieve #CleanAirForAll, here.