A TED TALK BY ROSAMUND

The tragedy of air pollution -- and an urgent demand for clean air

“Breathing clean air is every child’s human right,” says grassroots campaigner Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, sharing the heart breaking story of her nine-year-old daughter, Ella Roberta, whose asthma was triggered to a fatal point by air pollution. Now, Adoo Kissi Debrah is on a mission to raise awareness about the harmful effects of unsafe air on our health and the planet. In this moving talk, she details why governments have an urgent responsibility to take action on air pollution — and ensure that all children have a chance to live full and healthy lives. – TED talk is here.

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ART & AIR POLLUTION

The Foundation has collaborated with two artists to highlight the link between air pollution and human health, as part of We Are Lewisham. The exhibition of paintings by Sarah Stirk and Gina Allen is open for two weeks this summer, as part of the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022 and will also host a day of children's talks.

THE FOUNDATION AT COP26

THE FOUNDATION AT COP26

In October 2021, Rosamund led a delegation of mothers at COP26, to deliver a letter to Alok Sharma, the President of COP. The letter was addressed to Heads of State and delegates of the climate event, and was signed by nearly 500 groups from 44 countries. It was one of the biggest mobilisations of parents on any issue ever.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

CLEAN AIR: WOMEN’S WORK?

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Foundation convened a webinar, bringing together some of the top names in air pollution campaigning; Dr Maria Neira, World Health Organisation; Baroness Jenny Jones, a Green Party peer, Bhavrine Khandari, co-founder of Warrior Moms, a collection of mothers from all over India fighting air pollution.

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