Toxic air will shorten children’s lives by 20 months, study reveals: The Guardian

"The life expectancy of children born today will be shortened by 20 months on average by breathing the toxic air that is widespread across the globe, with the greatest toll in south Asia, according to a major study.   Air pollution contributed to nearly one in every 10 deaths in 2017, making it a bigger killer … Continue reading Toxic air will shorten children’s lives by 20 months, study reveals: The Guardian

India pushes for greater uptake of electric mobility: UN Environment

"In the gold rush for global domination of the electric mobility market, India has thrown its hat into the ring. The Modi-led government announced last month that it would offer US$1.4 billion in subsidies for both buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles and impose higher import tariffs to spur domestic companies to build vehicles." UN Environment. … Continue reading India pushes for greater uptake of electric mobility: UN Environment

South Asia Is Smothered in Toxic Air, Report Finds: The New York Times

"NEW DELHI — The planned city of Gurugram, one of India’s industrial hubs, has glass-sided office buildings and swanky, high-rise apartments. But now, according to a new report, it can claim a less desirable distinction: the city with the world’s worst air.India holds 15 of the top 20 spots in that category, according to the … Continue reading South Asia Is Smothered in Toxic Air, Report Finds: The New York Times