Better Air Quality Improves Quality of Life

Date: April 2009
Type: Brochures and Flyers
Subject:
Series: Knowledge Showcases

Description

Air pollution persists as a threat to the environment and the health and quality of life of Asia's urban population. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 530,000 premature deaths in Asia are caused annually by urban air pollution.

This issue has the following key messages:

  • Reducing sulfur in fuels is essential to lowering vehicular pollution. Fuel and vehicles are parts of an integrated system and must be addressed together.
  • Fuel and vehicles are parts of an integrated system and must be addressed together
  • Cleaner fuels are cost-effective