Air Pollution

IEA report on air pollution

  1. Context: A report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that air pollution has become a major public health crisis
  2. It leads to around 6.5 million deaths each year
  3. Reiterated to need to work with new emerging energy economies (China and India) who are emerging as major energy consumers and polluters
  4. Proposal of low-cost actions that could make major strides in reducing pollution over the next 25 years
  5. Includes adopting more ambitious clean air standards and more effective policies for monitoring and enforcement
  6. IEA: Was founded in response to the Arab oil embargo in 1973 to coordinate international responses to energy issues
  7. Agency has 29 wealthy, industrialized countries as members

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