During the 74th session of The United Nations General Assembly, a resolution was taken to hold an International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on December 19, 2019. And the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was invited to facilitate the international day.
On 7th of this month(september) 2020 this day was celebrated to set a precedent for the following things:
- To inform the public at all levels—individual, community, corporate and government—about the importance of clean air for health, economy, productivity and the environment.
- To show the world the close link between the quality of ait and development of humans and the environment.
- To promote and facilitate the solutions that improve air quality by sharing success stories around the world.
- To bring together various forces around the world that are working for these causes and celebrate their effort in trying to save this planet.
On this auspicious day, the Indian government committed to reducing air pollution levels in 122 of the most populated cities. The union minister shed light about how the country is tracking Air Quality Index(AQI) and the parameters they are using to measure it. Further goals were presented which aim to provide a holistic improvement in air quality in 100 cities. Along with this, a brochure on Integrated Measures to Combat Air pollution was launched.
So as an individual one should try to meet the expectations of the day and celebrate it to bring about awareness. This collective response is the only way we can bring about a considerable change to bring better changes to the environment.