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Cleaning Up Our Act: The Air Our Children Need to Breathe

9–9:45 a.m. G.M.T.
The Forum

Fossil-fuel-related pollution is causing acute and long-term health challenges for children all over the world and debilitating their families as a result. This new reality is also forcing governments to confront the ensuing public health emergencies, which, at this rate, will only intensify in generations to come. How can we clean up our air and ensure the health and safety of our children and families? How can we make emissions — and our ability to breathe — part of the same existential priority? As we clean up our act during this pandemic and establish health and well-being as the new global agenda, how can we ensure that leaders and policymakers see clean air as the ultimate turning point?