Air pollution has become one of the largest
public health emergencies according to the
World Health Organization.
More than 90% of the world’s population suffers from toxic outdoor air. Air pollution is estimated to cause more than 7 million premature deaths worldwide each year. The countries of the Middle East and North Africa are not isolated from these painful facts and figures. Some Arab countries top the list of the most polluting countries in the world according to many scientific and legal reports. This pollution is the result of toxic emissions resulting from burning fossil fuels for industrial, power generation and transportation purposes. But despite this frustrating reality, there is good news! Our Arab region has a very high potential to generate renewable energy using the sun and wind, which are resources available to us abundantly and free of charge. These natural resources can be harnessed for a healthy and clean future for us and the planet. Solutions that address air pollution are the same solutions that will address the climate emergency. Sign the petition now to call on Arab countries to adopt these solutions and gradually shift towards the use of renewable energy. Together for a clean planet and a healthy air for us and future generations.