Make historic campaign to ban leaded petrol ‘blueprint to phase out coal’, says UN

  • Thread starter Peter Muiruri in Nairobi
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Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

Hailing end to toxic fuel additive, Guterres says same commitment is needed to eliminate other pollutants

The UN secretary general and environmentalists have welcomed a declaration by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the end of leaded petrol in the face of years of “underhand” opposition.

As Algeria became the last country to stop selling the toxic fuel last month, the two-decade campaign to ban it has been called a “milestone for multilateralism”.

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