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Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution
Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution

Although they may seem like two different issues, climate change and air pollution are closely linked. In UNEP’s words, these two issues are two sides of the same coin (UNEP, 2019). Air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions are one of th...

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Implementation of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)
Implementation of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

In the fight against climate change, the industrial sector is often seen as part of the problem, and for a good reason. Since the start of the industrial revolution about 250 years ago, there has been a massive increase in greenhouse gas emissions. I...

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What happened at the much-awaited COP27 Climate Summit?
What happened at the much-awaited COP27 Climate Summit?

The highly anticipated UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) was held on 6–20 November in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The “Africa COP” offered an opportunity to address climate injustices in Africa, the continent that is least...

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Occupational Health and Air Pollution
Occupational Health and Air Pollution

Air pollution is one of the critical environmental problems in the world, causing the premature death of 7 million people. In addition, exposure to outdoor and indoor pollutants causes various health problems (WHO, 2021). Unfortunately, exposure to a...

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Standardization efforts on low-cost air pollution sensors
Standardization efforts on low-cost air pollution sensors

Air pollution, a global problem, damages human health and the environment. Prolonged and high levels of exposure to these air pollutants cause a wide range of adverse health effects, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, cancer, prematur...

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Measurable Impact on Air Pollution Mitigation Strategies
Measurable Impact on Air Pollution Mitigation Strategies

Air pollution is responsible for the degradation of ecosystems, increased health problems, and millions of premature deaths globally each year. According to WHO data, almost all (99%) of the global population breathes air that exceeds WHO guidelines ...

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Turkey’s Key Strategy for Green Economy Transformation: Carbon Tax
Turkey’s Key Strategy for Green Economy Transformation: Carbon Tax

Climate change is one of the most fundamental problems of our age that concerns all humankind. Mainly it is caused by the increase in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in cities and the deterioration of the natural balance. Industrialization, one o...

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WHO Update on Air Quality Guidelines After 16 Years
WHO Update on Air Quality Guidelines After 16 Years

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it renewed its air quality directive published in 2005 at a press conference held on 22 September 2021. WHO mentioned that during this 16-year period, more evidence has emerged to show that air pollu...

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Industrial Air Pollution Management in Turkey
Industrial Air Pollution Management in Turkey

Environmental problems are global problems. Almost every person living on earth has the potential to be affected by the adverse environmental effects of other human activities, independent of their ecological footprint. Air pollution is one of the cr...

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Indicator of Increasing Air Pollution in Istanbul: SMOG
Indicator of Increasing Air Pollution in Istanbul: SMOG

Air pollution in Istanbul is becoming more and more dangerous day by day. Smog was influential in the city on 4–8 November, an essential indicator of this pollution. The weather event perceived as fog in those days was smog, which most of the publi...

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