UN environmental summit focuses on global air pollution

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UN environmental summit focuses on global air pollution

Air pollution takes the docket for today’s U.N. Environment Assembly in Kenya. Officials have reiterated that too little is being done to clear the air in cities worldwide.

CCTV’s Robert Nagila reports.

UN environmental summit focuses on global air pollution

UN environmental summit focuses on global air pollution

Air pollution takes the docket for today's U.N. Environment Assembly in Kenya. Officials have reiterated that too little is being done to clear the air in cities worldwide. CCTV's Robert Nagila reports.

The World Health Organization said air pollution is a leading cause of premature death and can be linked to increasing cases of heart disease, cancer, and respiratory illness

80 percent of people living in cities of more than 100,000 breath air outside the required standards.

In the last five years, Europe and South America have made major investments in cutting vehicle emissions.

133 out of 193 countries have programs promoting cleaner fuels for households. Still, the challenge is to keep the momentum going.

This statistic displays the number of deaths that can be attributed to ambient particulate matter air pollution globally in 1990 and 2013, broken down by key regions. In 1990, the global number of deaths due to air pollution was about 2.2 million, which rose to 2.9 million deaths in 2013.

This statistic displays the number of deaths that can be attributed to ambient particulate matter air pollution globally in 1990 and 2013, broken down by key regions. In 1990, the global number of deaths due to air pollution was about 2.2 million, which rose to 2.9 million deaths in 2013.