GLOBAL CLIMATE AND HEALTH ALLIANCE
ACTION FOR CLEAN, SAFE AIR
For years, doctors have been sounding alarms about the health risks of air pollution – just as they did with tobacco. Air pollution is now a global health crisis, and children and elderly people are especially vulnerable. But, unlike smoking, people cannot simply choose to stop breathing. Face masks are ineffective or inadequate responses given the scale of the challenge. The solutions that lead to better human and planetary health are much bigger, and they can start in our communities.
GCCA is collaborating with the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and its partners to amplify the call for clean air by health professionals in cities around the world. From sustainable urban transport and renewable energy alternatives to coal-fired power generation, this campaign aims to drive rapid improvements in the health of billions of people as well as for the global climate. Want to know more?