Managing Air Pollution in International Environmental Policies: Covid-19 as a Case to Demonstrate the Impact of Human on Environment

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Atar E.

Journal of Academic Value Studies (JAVStudies), vol.7, no.2, pp.63-72, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Air pollution negatively affects all living and inanimate beings. With the increasing human population, the damage to the environment is increasing every day. The rise of consumption emerged with the increase in the human population. The exploitation of natural resources for competition in the global arena caused nature to be an endless resource. However, nature also has an end; thus, it is not inexhaustible. In recent years, human begins to create living conditions that are compatible with the environment. Air, water, soil, noise, and visual pollution seem to be the most basic environmental pollution types. When studies on air pollution are examined, the emergence of industrialisation has been proved to be one of the first and foremost reasons for pollution. The Covid-19, moreover, reveals the devastating impact of humans on nature. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the air quality increased globally in the first few days thanks to decreased human mobility. Therefore, this study will investigate the studies on air pollution in the international arena; examine what kinds of studies are done locally with international attempts with a SWOT analysis, and discuss how the air pollution process is affected significantly during the Covid-19 period.