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Climate Change and Health are Two Priorities of Moscow

Climate Change and Health are Two Priorities of Moscow

On September 5, 2019, in the city of Moscow two agreements aimed at improving the environmental situation in the city were signed within the frameworks of III Climate Forum of Cities. Thus, a declaration “Green and Healthy Streets” aimed at reducing air pollution was signed between Moscow and C40.

According to the document, the city leadership pledged to make city streets cleaner by purchasing buses with only zero emissions from 2025 “and to ensure zero emissions in the main territory of the city by 2030”. According to the representatives of the Department of Nature Management and Environmental Protection of Moscow, from 2021 the city will stop buying passenger buses powered by fossil fuels, and by 2030 it will replace the fleet. Today there are already 200 electric busses in the capital’s fleet.

Cooperation with another international organization will be aimed at creating a favorable environment, improving the quality of life and reducing the incidence of the population. Moscow and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed the agreement on the region’s entry into the WHO network “Regions for Health”. Today, the network connects more than 40 regions from 26 countries all over the world.

Source: RG, TASS

09.09.2019

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