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Pollution Watch Gibraltar vows to champion air quality awareness in 2020

Facebook page Pollution Watch Gibraltar aims to continue to raise awareness of air quality on the Rock during 2020.

The page, which has over 1,800 followers, is the brainchild of Marilis Azzopardi.

She regularly updates the page with data from the various air quality monitoring stations set up in Gibraltar by Pollution Watch Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Government.

“In this new year I’ll continue to raise awareness of the impact that pollution has on everyone’s health and provide a platform whereby citizens can voice concerns or alert about pollution incidents,” said Ms Azzopardi.

“My main worries continue to be the shipyard which affects the residential areas in the South District, the proximity of vessels carrying out operations near the shore and highly populated residential area, and the lack of initiatives towards moving to cleaner forms of transport such as electric vehicles.”

“I am looking forward to the establishment of an air pollution commission as promised by Government when they declared a Climate Emergency and the publication of the Climate Change action plan,” she added.