More than cooking stoves: need for an ambitious plan on air pollution

In a statement made on January 27, People's Health Movement and Medicus Mundi International pointed out the weaknesses of the draft roadmap established by the WHO for an enhanced global response to the adverse health effects of air pollution. This draft misses an analysis of the current economic and trade-related rules that would prevent the establishment of a robust plan of action. PHM and MMI see serious barriers for the transfer to clean technologies due to the continuing pressure for higher levels of intellectual property protection and investor state dispute settlements in trade agreements.

PHM and MMI urge member states to insist on a more strategic and focused approach to the social and economical determinants of air pollution and to address these fundamental issues.

PHM and UAEM activists are at the EB 138 as part of PHM's WHO watch initiative. You can follow the watching here