30% drop in UAE nitrogen dioxide levels

Gulf Today|May 28, 2020

30% drop in UAE nitrogen dioxide levels
DUBAI: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, has recorded a notable drop in the concentration of major air pollutants due to the transportation restrictions that have been imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.

In this context, MOCCAE reported an average 30 per cent decline in the levels of nitrogen dioxide, NO2, across the UAE between 1st February and 30th April, 2020.

Speaking on the findings, Aisha Al Abdooli, Director of the Green Development and Environment Affairs Department at MOCCAE, said: “The Ministry closely monitors air quality in the country through its 52 stations and AI lab. Due to the slowdown of all activities as part of the response to the pandemic, the world is seeing a considerable reduction in air pollution.”

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May 28, 2020