Pollution POds

Pollution Pods at COP25 UN Climate Change Conference

2-13 December 2019

IFEMA, Madrid

The installation of Michael Pinsky's Pollution Pods at the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid encouraged negotiators, observers and world leaders attending the summit to walk through the pods, letting visitors experience the daily reality of air pollution lived through by millions. The installation aimed to help drive ambitious action for health and climate, and was brought to COP25 by the World Health Organization (WHO), Cape Farewell, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition Spain, the Clean Air Fund and key partners of the BreatheLife Campaign.

Air pollution and climate change are the two sides of the same coin. The symbolic installation of the Pollution Pods at COP25 should remind everybody that we are negotiating for cleaner environments, cutting emissions and gaining better health for all."

Teresa Ribera, Minister for the Ecological Transition of Spain