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  1. Implementing SDG 12.4: Potential Solutions to Pollution Challenges, Tannery Industry July 6, 2021 Shazia Z. Rafi, President, AQA
  2. AQA: Parliamentary Campaign to implement Clean Air SDGs and the Paris Agreement Ø AQA convenes parliamentarians, city officials, UN and development agencies, green finance and NGOs working on different segments of Air- Quality with initial focus on Asia. Ø Right to Clean Air proposed at IPU meeting November 2013 by Chairman Senate of Pakistan with Parliamentary Working Group on CA, clean air language negotiated in SDGs 2030 with strong targets. These SDGs adopted by all governments September 2015. SDG 3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination. SDG 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management. SDG 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
  3. Pollution Deaths by Country Income SOURCE: GAHP
  4. Challenge for Pakistan Tanneries Industry “Environmental performance” = meeting increasingly stringent environmental legislation, is required now for by importing countries and our own government. Cleaner technologies => lower overall pollution and hydraulic load, with lower effluent treatment investment and operating costs. In developing countries like Pakistan individual tanneries must employ the more complex and costly biological (secondary) treatment in their own ETPs before discharge into open water recipients such as rivers and lakes. Environmental protection agencies should regulate not only air polluting emissions, but also the absorption capacity of the receiving environment.
  5. Before Covid and after Covid photo of Lahore
  6. Source: The Economist
  7. Chile Power plant emission standard + green tax on emissions. 2009 2017
  8. 1. Green investments generally create more jobs than fossil fuel investments Sustainable Recovery: World Energy Outlook Special Report. IEA and IMF. June 2020. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Gas power Coal power Urban transport infrastructure Solar PV Building efficiency Jobs created per $1 million investment - Global Source: