With India’s infamous air pollution levels gaining traction from the global press and local activists, the Centre, in January 2019, launched the country’s first National Clean Air Programme with an intent to improve the country’s air quality on a war footing.

Air pollution is the biggest environmental risk factor to human health in the Philippines. With 10 GW of installed coal capacity, air pollution from coal is responsible for 630 air pollution-related deaths and USD 165 million annually.