The UK will invest £1.1 billion over 5 years to address sewer climate challenges. Nearly 800 projects are planned through 2025.
Only a systematic approach to controlling air pollution can deliver long-lasting results.
When Covid-19 forced countries into lockdown for the first time, reports abounded of reduced pollution and clear skies as a result of the sharp reduction in economic activity. This visible change in the environment has increased pressure on policymakers around
Reducing pollution can have positive impacts in unexpected places.
Much of Africa is likely to exceed a 2°C rise and more likely to see a 3-6°C rise by 2100 if high emissions continue. That's far beyond the temperature rise limited by the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Long-term exposure to high levels of air pollution can make people more susceptible to COVID-19.