World Environment Day 2019: Air Pollution
3:00PM to 05:00pm
SDPI's Seminar Hall, 3rd Floor Taimur Chambers, 10-D (WEST), Fazl-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.
Approximately 92 per cent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air and 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. The facts show that it costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs. According to a World Bank report, 22,000 pre mature deaths per year are caused due to outdoor air pollution in Pakistan whereas indoor air pollution causes 28,000 deaths.
Given these shocking impacts of poor air quality on human life, this year’s World Environment Day 2019 on “Air pollution” urges governments, industry, communities and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy, green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions. According to a new UN report on air pollution in Asia and the Pacific, implementing 25 technology policies could see up to a 20 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide and a 45 per cent reduction in methane emissions globally, leading to a third of a degree Celsius saving of global warming.
China with its growing green energy sector has emerged as a climate leader, will be a great global host of 2019’s World Environment Day celebrations, showcasing their progress towards a cleaner environment. The aim of this seminar is to see where Pakistan stands for its air quality and what lessons can be drawn from Chinese technological and policy interventions in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change in Pakistan.
- Maryam Shabbir, Project Associate, SDPI
Presentation on Air Quality and Human Health:
- Dr Hina Aslam, Associate Research Fellow, SDPI
- Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director SDPI
- Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change
- Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, Senior Advisor Chemicals & Sustainable Industrial Development, SDPI
- Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan
- Dr. Hina Aslam, Associate Research Fellow, SDPI
- Dr. Uzaira Rafique, Dean Fatima Jinnah Women University
Event can be watch live at: https://sdpi.tv/live.php