September 7th is "International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies."
At a forum held to address issues related to air pollution on Tuesday, South Korea's foreign minister highlighted the government's efforts to clean up the country's air.
But he stressed that there's still a long way to go before reaching a good level of air quality.
"I'm confident that our dialogue and the global campaign that kicks off today will shed light on the next steps we need to take to ensure clean and healthy air. The right to enjoy clean air should indeed be granted to everyone on this planet."
The speakers and panelists at the event discussed how air pollution is closely related to climate change and how technology can help address these issues.
"More than 90% of us breathe dirty air and atmospheric pollutant cause up to half of global warming. Climate change is here. Now. And it is getting worse."
The entire forum was livestreamed in Korean and English on the forum's YouTube channel.
September 7th was designated as the day of clean air at the UN General Assembly in 2019.
The idea was proposed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the UN Climate Action Summit to raise awareness and facilitate action to improve air quality around the world.
Bae Eun-ji, Arirang News.