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More global aid goes to fossil fuel projects than tackling dirty air – study

Air pollution kills more than malaria, HIV/Aids and TB combined but receives only 1% of development aid

Governments around the world gave 20% more in overseas aid funding to fossil fuel projects in 2019 and 2020 than to programmes to cut the air pollution they cause.

Dirty air is the world’s biggest environmental killer, responsible for at least 4m early deaths a year. But just 1% of global development aid is used to tackle this crisis, according to an analysis from the Clean Air Fund (CAF).

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