TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
6) Explain the significance of C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration. Why do you think cooperation at global level is necessary? Discuss the challenges and ways to address air pollution across the global cities.( 250 words)
Why this question:
Clean Air Cities Declaration’ was unveiled at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, an event that occurs once every three years and is designed to implement “substantive clean air policies by 2025”.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain the significance of C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration and the increasing need to address the issue of air pollution across the world cities.
Structure of the answer:
One can start by quoting relevant statistics/data highlighting the air pollution issue.
Explain first the key features of the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration.
- Through this Declaration, mayors commit to using their power and influence to reduce air pollution and work towards meeting the World Health Organization’s Air Quality Guidelines.
- This means cities will continually reduce their local emissions, and advocate for reductions in regional emissions, resulting in continuous declines in air pollution levels that move towards the WHO guidelines.
Discuss why we need a global action to tackle the menace of air pollution?
Conclude with way forward.