Air pollution is the largest environmental threat to human health worldwide. Health professionals and agencies are usually the most trusted voices in their communities, so when they are actively engaged on climate change and air pollution, they can reframe these is sues as questions of public health and help move public opinion and policy.

The Commission for Air Quality management (CAQM) issued an order to revoke the restrictions under the Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP) stage- III, after an improvement witnessed in the average Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city which was recorded at 312.

Africa is home to the world’s youngest population and the world’s fastest growing cities. City planners and policy makers across the continent are addressing the challenges that these demographic trends pose to the creation of an environment in which young people can thrive.

The Delhi government has notified that the entry of buses, barring CNG, BSVI diesel and electric ones will be regulated in the capital, if restrictions under the final stage of the Centre's air pollution control plan are invoked. Stage IV is the final stage of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjoining areas, has issued an order revoking the GRAP Stage IV. This order was issued on November 18, 2023.

Centre has taken a call to invoke all actions as envisaged under Stage-IV of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) – ‘Severe+’ Air Quality (Delhi’s AQI > 450), with immediate effect in the entire national capital region (NCR).

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), November 3 directed the Chief Secretaries of the states where the cities air quality index (AQI) has dipped to severe, very poor and poor to take immediate action and submit an action taken report before the tribunal before the next date of hearing, November 10.

In 2019, WHO estimated that 6.7 million premature deaths could be attributed to ambient and household air pollution from particulate matter (particles with a diameter less than 2.5 μm, PM2.5. Of the 4.2 million deaths attributed specifically to ambient air pollution exposures.

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest And Climate Changehas identified 123 non-attainment cities, where PM10 concentrations have exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standa

This study identifies and discusses legal pathways for implementing low-emission zones (LEZs) and zero-emission zones (ZEZs) in India at the national, state, and city levels.