New Delhi, June 5: To commemorate World Environment Day and raise awareness on the increasingly harmful effects of air pollution, The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) School of Advanced Studies (SAS) organised a day-long workshop here.
TERI SAS, serving as the regional adviser for UN Environment Education and Youth Alliance, kicked-off a one-day World Environment Day 2019 workshop on 'Beat Air Pollution' at TERI SAS campus, here.
This is part of the four-month long engagement, an initiative to reach out to the community to make them aware about the problems emanating from air pollution and develop action plan to tackle it. Atul Bagai, Head, UN Environment, India said, 'Research, sound policies, monitoring and effective implementation, forms the bulwark of any environmental action. Education cuts across all these pillars. UN Environment’s joint initiative with TERI SAS to educate and raise awareness on air pollution with teachers and students is a great endeavour to help Beat Air Pollution.'
Manjeet Singh Saluja, National Professional Officer (Environment and Public Health), WHO, India,emphasised upon the need to treat air pollution as a health emergency.
"We need to ensure everyone’s involvement towards this multi-sectoral issue where youth can be the torch-bearers of knowledge dissemination. A community approach would bring in not just greater awareness but also people’s participation to combat pollution, in their homes, in the communities they live in and their workplaces," he said. (UNI)