All must join forces to combat air pollution. UNEP Executive Director


 we celebrated the fourth International Day of Clean Air for clear skies. The event is held under the theme Together For Clean Air it is a time when more than 99 percent of the population around the world breathes in polluted air that could lead to serious health problems.

In an audio message, United Nations Environment Programme Executive (UNEP) Director Inger Andersen appealed to everyone involved to come together to tackle pollution from the air and encourage healthy air.

“Air is not confined by boundaries set by humans. Clean air in one city or country can be transformed into dirty air within another” the woman said. “I call on governments, the private sector and all parties to increase action and investments and work together to beat air pollution.”

Every year on September 7, the world observes this day as the International Day of Clean Air to ensure blue skies. The purpose of the day is to create awareness and encourage measures to improve the quality of air. It’s a global effort to think of ways to improve our practices to decrease the amount of pollution we contribute to and make sure that everyone has the right to breathe healthy air.

The Marine Sand Watch estimates that between 4 to 8 billion tonnes of sand, as well as other sediments, are dug up every year in the coastal and marine environment. In addition, the analysis of data from 2012-19 shows that the magnitude of dredging is increasing. The world is advancing towards an average replenishment of between 10 and 16 billion tonnes per year, which is required by rivers to preserve the marine and coastal ecosystems and function. This is especially true in areas where dredging is more extensive and extraction far exceeds the budget of sediment from the land to the sea.

The shallow sea mining of gravel and sand is crucial to many construction projects. It is a danger to coastal biodiversity that is affected by changes in water turbidity, as well as in the availability of nutrient sources along with noise pollution. The extraction of nearshore or coastal areas can impact the salinization of aquifers as well as future tourist development.

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