On June 5, the world is celebrating World Environment Day; the theme for 2019 is Beat Air Pollution. According to the UN, four million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution in Asia-Pacific region alone. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. According to the UN, 92% of the people worldwide don’t breathe in clean air. Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare casts. Ground-level ozone pollution is expected to reduce staple crop yields by 26 per cent by 2030.
Armenia is not falling behind the problem of air pollution: the official website of the Ministry of the Environment has the last data of emissions of harmful substances for 2017, which say that the emission of harmful substances into the environment in 2017 made up 291.1 thousand tons out of which 51.5% is due to movable sources and 48.5% is due to immovable sources.
In 2017, Lori Region was the first in terms of emissions from immovable sources - 47 060.4 tons of emissions, out of which no ton was trapped followed by Kotayq Region and Tavush Region holding the third line for atmospheric pollution.
13:31 June 05, 2019