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International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

  • Category
    Environment
  • Published
    9th Sep, 2022

Context

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change organized 3rd International Day of Clean Air for blue skies as ‘Swachh Vayu Diwas (“Swachh Vayu Neel Gagan”)’ to raise awareness and facilitate actions to improve air quality under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).

About

International Day of Clean Air for blue skies:

  • In 2019, UN General Assembly decided to designate 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, to be observed starting in 2020.
  • The resolution also prompted the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote the day’s observance in collaboration with other appropriate stakeholders.
  • The 2022 theme of “The Air We Share” focuses on the transboundary nature of air pollution, stressing the need for collective accountability and action.
  • It also highlights the need for immediate and strategic international and regional cooperation for more efficient implementation of mitigation policies and actions to tackle air pollution.

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