Unmask My City (UMC) is global initiative by doctors, nurses, public health practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals dedicated to improving air quality and reducing emissions in our cities.
Health Care Without Harm, together with the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and its partners, the Health and Environment Alliance, the US Climate and Health Alliance and the UK Health Alliance for Climate Change are connecting with local health partners and their communities to promote practical solutions and create tangible city level policy changes that drive a clear, downward global trend in urban air pollution by 2030.
This will save millions of lives, improve health outcomes for billions of people, and make a huge contribution to greenhouse gas reductions needed to keep the world safe from climate change crises.
About the Campaign
Unmask My City, a global initiative launching in 10 cities on five continents, aims to promote practical solutions and create tangible city level policy changes that drive a clear, downward global trend in urban air pollution by 2030. This will result in significant reductions in illnesses and deaths as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Health professionals recognize the impact that air pollution has on health, and are speaking up about the need to address it. Through Unmask My City, health professionals are becoming a visible force supporting and/or driving healthy air campaigns in their countries.
Globally, the initiative calls for all cities to meet the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines, and to adopt policies and programmes on a path towards meeting this objective. Locally, solutions are tailored to the sources of air pollution most impacting each city, and the regulatory, policy or other solutions best suited to create positive change in air quality.
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