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Africa: Prioritizing Action on Air Pollution Will Benefit Health, the Climate and the Economy

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Everyone around the world shares the same right to a healthy environment. Indeed, during the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit, leaders from governments and civil society, most notably youth leaders, reminded the world that the founding UN principle of justice applies to climate as much as any other issue facing humanity. Yet as physicians who specialize in treating people with lung disease, we were disappointed to see that principle was not honored through meaningful and decisive action at those meetings or at COP 25 in Madrid – this will have devastating consequences for the health and lives of billions of vulnerable people.

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