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Should clean air be a fundamental right?

Source(s):  All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)

Issue no. 182

This issue highlights how India's deteriorating air quality has now reached catastrophic proportions. This issue draws from the discussions and deliberations of a workshop called 'Tackling the Challenges of Air Pollution,' held in Delhi in March 2019. Some of the key themes explored in this document include air quality and risk management, sources of air pollution in India and Asia, communication outreach campaigns for improving awareness on air pollution, and the role of local governments in improving air quality, among others

The chapters include:

  • Disaster risk reduction and air pollution
  • Managing disaster risk and air quality
  • Promoting clean air campaign in Indian cities: Learning from AIR plan and future plans
  • Indian cities on a clean air mission
  • Transportation and air pollution
  • Smart communication makes cities safer
  • Clean air challenges in Nepal
  • Clean air as disaster risk reduction challenge in Nepal
  • Clean Janakpur, green Janakpur
  • Clean air challenges in cities of Vietnam
  • Endorsing EcoDRR for emerging disaster risks in growing urban sprawls of India
  • How Indian cities can be resilient?
  • A DRR definition of "global catastrophe"



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  • Should clean air be a fundamental right?
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) Pope, Franics et al.
  • Number of pages 20 p.

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