Protests against polluted air will be held in 7 Bulgarian cities on the occasion of today's International Clean Air Day. The organizers are the “For the Earth” association and local civil society organizations. They will run under the motto "We want fresh air, we want health!”. There will be demonstrations in Plovdiv, Pernik, Ruse, Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Dobrich and Devnya.
Local organizations in different settlements are united by the common national cause of clean air and fight for the right of people to breathe and live in a healthy environment. The scientific evidence of the serious negative consequences for human health, as well as the significant deterioration of the quality of life from polluted air in a number of cities in Bulgaria make residents increasingly worried about the inaction of responsible institutions and provoke them to take joint civil action to address the problem. , noted by "For the Earth".
In parallel with the peaceful protests and in their support, again today 11 civil associations united in a joint declaration addressed to the responsible institutions in Bulgaria, requesting adequate measures against air pollution. "The right to breathe and live in a healthy environment is a fundamental human right, which has been taken away from Bulgarian citizens for many years. We insist that this be changed through adequate measures to tackle the problems of air pollution in the country, "reads the document, supported by the environmental association" For the Earth ", the Climate Coalition and WWF, the association" Conscious Tomorrow ", the platform" Klimateka " , Air for Health Association, Civic Group for Clean Air and Water in Ruse, Ruse, Breathe Association, Blagoevgrad Breathe Association, Breathe, Devnya Association, Breathe, Dobrudja Association, Breathe Association , Plovdiv ”, parent network“ Air for the children ”.
September 7 is celebrated as the International Day for Clean Air for the second year. It was initiated by the UN only in 2020 and aims to build a global community and promote cooperation to address the problem at national, regional and international levels.