“Our lungs are not experiments. Every single minute, every day, damage is being done. And that’s what happened to Ella,” says clean air advocate Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah and mother of the late Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah in the latest episode of the Climate Curious podcast. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to learn about how Rosamund took on the UK government and won a landmark case, what a future clean air act should look like and how it can help us save nearly 9 million lives a year, and the simple things you can do today to limit your exposure to air pollution – including walking on quieter streets. This episode will give you an insight into why we need to reframe air pollution as a health thing, not just an environment thing, the tension between Ella’s positive impact on the air pollution campaign and the impact it has on her family, and why poor and marginalised communities are not given equal footing in the climate debate, despite this landmark win.
Read the Coroner’s report on how to prevent future deaths like Ella’s: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/ella-kissi-debrah/