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Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley – where air pollution often obscures views of the Himalayan peaks (Image: Frank Bienewald/ Alamy)

A united South Asia can beat air pollution

At a recent meeting for the launch of a new World Bank report on air pollution, held in Kathmandu, Pema Gyamtsho, director general of ICIMOD, asked by a show of hands how many people in the room actually saw the peak of Mount Everest on their way to Nepal’s capital.

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