September 22 2021 2:38pm

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants by moving to clean energy. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged governments to engage all economic sectors in reducing emissions and addressing climate change, noting that the guidelines came at an “important time” ahead of the COP26 climate change conference.

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