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canada goose uk black friday China Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan (APPCAP) (2013 2017) has already started showing results. A recent study by Peking University School of Public Health has found that the annual average concentration of PM 2.5 decreased by 33.3% in 74 key cities where the plan was implemented in the past five years. This reduction may have led to 44,240 fewer air canada goose outlet boston pollution linked deaths in 74 Chinese cities, according to the study. China success story can be studied to refine the NCAP. canada goose uk black friday

canada goose coats on sale There is another global example of legal remediation. The European Commission took the UK, France, Germany, Hungary, canada goose outlet in usa Italy and Romania to the European Court of Justice earlier this year for not meeting nitrogen dioxide standards. Even as India waits for the NCAP to be notified, the focus doesn need to be limited to Delhi NCR alone, which already has an air quality monitoring network of 38 real time stations and a graded response action plan for high air pollution days and a comprehensive action plan with medium and long term strategies. canada goose coats on sale

cheap canada goose uk Environmental lawyers say there is no dearth of legal remedies for air pollution which includes sections in the Air Act, the Environment Protection Act and section 133 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The CPCB notification canada goose factory outlet toronto location dated April 11, 1994, also mandates that national air quality standards should be met on 98% of days, which is violated in almost all cities. Article 21 of the Constitution guarantees every Indian the right to live in a clean and healthy environment. Communities affected by air pollution can always use it to demand clean air cheap canada goose uk.

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