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[Issue 1 2012]

World Summit on Sustainable Development Plan of Implementation (September 2002)

Paragraph from the Chapter on Health and Sustainable Development

56. Reduce respiratory diseases and other health impacts resulting from air pollution, with particular attention to women and children, by:

(a) Strengthening regional and national programmes, including through public-private partnerships, with technical and financial assistance to developing countries;
(b) Supporting the phasing out of lead in gasoline;
(c) Strengthening and supporting efforts for the reduction of emissions through the use of cleaner fuels and modern pollution control techniques;
(d) Assisting developing countries in providing affordable energy to rural communities, particularly to reduce dependence on traditional fuel sources for cooking and heating, which affect the health of women and children.

For more information on the WSSD Plan of Implementation, visit the UN's Division for Sustainable Development website.