07 May '12, 10pm

Air pollution contributes to almost one million deaths annually and WE are responsible! Let's favour a #greeneconomy

Air pollution contributes to almost one million deaths annually and WE are responsible! Let's favour a #greeneconomy

Speeding the transition to a Green Economy As millions of people around the world prepare to celebrate World Environment Day (WED), let’s draw our attention to this year’s theme: ‘Green economy- Does it include you?’ and zoom in on sustainable transport. Sustainable transport refers to any means of transport with low impact on the environment, and includes non-motorized transport; that is walking and cycling, transit oriented development, green vehicles, car pooling, and building or protecting urban transport systems that are fuel-efficient, space-saving and promote healthy lifestyles. If you had the choice between buying a bicycle and a car, which would you choose? The CAR of course! This choice has led to increased demand for motor vehicles which has consequently led to increasing air pollution and damage to the environment. This air pollution contributes to almost one m...

Full article: http://unep.org/wed/news/speeding.asp

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