Published on 5 June 2019
Today, June 5th, marks World Environment Day. This day was established in 1972 by the United Nations to raise people’s awareness on our vulnerable environment and the actual environmental issues.
This year’s World Environment Day is hosted by China, with a theme on air pollution, a world-wide issue that is most prominent in the Asia-Pacific region. In this region, air pollution directly or indirectly causes an estimated 4 million deaths (from the 7 million people world-wide). In some major Chinese cities, the air can sometimes be so polluted that even on a ‘clear’ sunny day people hardly see the sun.