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Motion ref. S6M-05888

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

Submitted by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Colin Beattie, Ariane Burgess, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Graeme Dey, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Ross Greer, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Mackay, Rona Mackay, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba

That the Parliament recognises that 7 September 2022 marks the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, an awareness day organised by the United Nations Environment Programme; welcomes the awareness day in highlighting what it sees as the human health and climate cost of air pollution; considers that air pollution has a wide range of impacts on respiratory health, especially on children and young people; understands that Asthma + Lung UK Scotland polling shows that 78% of people polled back greater action on car idling outside schools, and supports charities and third sector bodies, such as Asthma + Lung UK Scotland, British Heart Foundation Scotland, Environmental Protection Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland and others, who it considers continue to highlight the health impacts of air pollution in Scotland.