BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS  GE15
Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Earth Matters  >  Different Air Under One Sky: The Inequity Air Research

Different Air Under One Sky: The Inequity Air Research

Heng Kiah Chun, Campaigner, Greenpeace Malaysia | Yung-Jen Chen, Senior Campaigner, Greenpeace Global Air Pollution Unit

19-Sep-22 15:00

Different Air Under One Sky: The Inequity Air Research

Clean air is a basic human right, but air pollution has become one of the greatest environmental risk factors for human health. Exposure to air pollution is a leading global health risk which causes ill health and millions of premature deaths each year worldwide. A recent report titled “Different Air Under One Sky: The Inequity Air Research” published by Greenpeace India, estimates that 100% of the population in Malaysia live in areas with air pollution levels that are above the World Health Organisation’s guidelines for safe air quality. Risks are not evenly distributed amongst the population, with some groups of people at greater risk of harm. We discuss this and other key findings from the report, including the need to have real-time information about the quality of the air we breathe, with Heng Kiah Chun, a Greenpeace Malaysia Campaigner, and Yung-Jen Chen, a Greenpeace Global Air Pollution Unit Senior Campaigner.

Image credit: Shutterstock

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  environmenteducation

Tags:  air quality guidelinesparticulate mattersocial inequityinequity air researchair pollutiongreenpeaceworld health organizationpollutionclimateclean airsocial justice


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : Tech Talk: Aadrin Azly, Chief Digital Officer, Petronas

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

Ringgit & Sense

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Mazuin Ismail, Red Gold Dessert

11:05 AM

Tech Talk

Aadrin Azly, Chief Digital Officer, Petronas

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

Cilia Rasasegram, HR Consultant and Chief Experience Officer at Kindler Employee Experiences Project

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

3:05 PM

Beyond the Ballot Box

Why Are We Polarised?

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Facing Daily Hardship, Refugees Struggle With Mental Health Issues

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture - Supercut

Favourite TV Shows of 2022

9:00 PM

I Love KL

10:00 PM

Back To Back