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Most of us live within walking distance of many stationary sources of pollution: it’s not just large out-of-town industrial estates. WHO data shows that 99% of global population breathes air that exceeds WHO guideline limits6.

Hazardous emissions can be notoriously hard to measure and the total harm is difficult to quantify when you consider the full effects on the environment, climate, human health and quality of life.

Research can take years to collate. Each country and organization has different measures they use, as well as standards they set. We have tried to quote the most recent data available, and as new reseach is published from respected sources around the world we will share it here and on Twitter. For media our press release is HERE.

Latest Data & Research

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has data on 6.7 million deaths from pollution

International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook has the latest facts on power plant emissions

The United Nations Emissions Gap Report details the mitigations required for safe emission controls

The WHO has just created the Climahealth site for the health effects of pollution and climate change

USA The Environmental Protection Agency is an excellent resource for global measurements

IPCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is part of the United Nations and has a wealth of research

Climate Central is an independent group of scientists researching climate change

Climate Trace tracks emissions of 70,000+ of the world's biggest polluters - including Methane

Emissions Goals Around the World

The EU has set a goal of 55% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030

UK has this recently updated government site on pollution

Germany has the Federal Climate Action Plan 2050

Denmark has one of the most ambitious emissions goals of 70% reduction by 2030.

Australia has recently passed legislation to achieve Net Zero by 2050