- Air pollution is one of the world’s leading risk factors for death, attributed to 5 million deaths each year.
- Outdoor air pollution is one of the leading risk factors for premature death. It’s responsible for 3.4 million deaths each year.
- Indoor air pollution is a leading risk factor for premature death. It’s responsible for 1.6 million deaths each year.
- Global emissions of ozone-depleting substances have declined by more than 98% since 1986 (the year before international action was agreed).
- Plastic pollution is having a negative impact on our oceans and wildlife health
- CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are now well over 400ppm – their highest levels in over 800,000 years.
- Globally we emit over 36 billion tonnes of CO2 per year – this continues to increase.