Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to share success story on air pollution challenge


will be among the 20 leaders of the megacities of the world to launch the declaration of clean air cities, a set of short and long-term commitments to clean the air, in Copenhagen in the second week of October. It will support the declaration and undertake to reduce emissions and air pollution within a set period.
In a city, which has been tagged as the most polluted in the world, the average air pollution level in the first seven months of the year have been the lowest, compared to the corresponding period of previous years since 2012, data provided by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) showed.
Even as experts attributed the drop in pollution levels to a series of anti-pollution measures initiated both by the Centre and the Delhi government, they cautioned that the levels of particulate matter (PM) in the city’s air was still around two to three times higher than the prescribed limits and pollution checking measures should be enforced stringently.
“The levels of PM10 and PM2.5 – the two critical pollutants of Delhi – have been the lowest for the period of January to July when compared to previous years. This has been possible because of several measures that have been undertaken over the past two years at least,” said MP George, a scientist with the DPCC.
The prime minister is scheduled to attend the C40 Mayors World Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, between October 9 and 12. C40 is a network of megacities in the world committed to addressing climate change.
Invited as leader of one of the largest metropolises in the world, Kejriwal will join leaders from cities like New York, London, Paris , Los Angeles and Berlin at the high table of the urban powers to deliberate on the climate crisis that affects the world.
C40 Summit CEO Mark Watts will also meet with Kejriwal to discuss Delhi’s continued participation in the Climate Leadership Group and the ways in which the national capital could play a more important role in the fight against climate change.
C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and promote meaningful, measurable and sustainable actions on climate change. Around the world, C40 connects 94 of the largest cities in the world to take bold climate action, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. Representing more than 700 million citizens and a quarter of the global economy, the mayors of the C40 cities are committed to meeting the most ambitious goals at the local level, as well as cleaning the air we breathe.
CM Kejriwal is expected to talk about his government’s experience in reducing air pollution in the city and present the set of initiatives taken by the Delhi government that led to a 25% reduction in air pollution in the city. city.
Kejriwal will also speak during the summit about the future action plan on air pollution. In a session entitled ‘Breathe deeply’, leaders, experts and business leaders will discuss the new innovative solutions underway in cities that are improving air quality and creating healthier, more equitable and prosperous communities.
He will also talk about the odd scheme, as an innovative solution for the increase in air pollution and the massive investment of the Delhi government to improve electricity supply and other reforms of the electricity sector because not only the energy supply was made cheaper, but also led to a lower emission through diesel generator sets.

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