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Pakistan’s Air Pollution Shortens Lives

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Vehicles and motorcyclists amid severe air pollution in Lahore, Pakistan, November 24, 2023. © 2023 K.M. Chaudary/AP Photo Air pollution in Pakistan is having a devastating impact on people’s health. As global leaders meet at the United Nations Climate Conference, COP28, in Dubai, for the first time the formal proceedings have included a day focusing on health. This is an explicit recognition of the urgent need to address the health impact of climate change. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes air pollution as the “single biggest environmental threat to human…

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