In many highly polluted countries, there are often the least amounts of open air quality data available from governments. A new report released today by OpenAQ reveals the huge global inequality in access to information about air quality. Despite the fact that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, over half … Continue reading Where’s the air quality data?
Dr. Kirk Smith unexpectedly passed away on June 15, 2020, at his home in Berkeley, USA following a stroke and cardiac arrest. Dr. Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health at University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health, was the founding director of Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre (CCAPC).Note: This text was first published on … Continue reading A tribute to Dr. Kirk Smith
Results from a new survey supported by Clean Air Fund indicate that people in India broadly support measures for clean air. The survey was conducted in five countries- India, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Poland and Great Britain and the results have been published in a new briefing called Breathing Space. The briefing highlights the close connections between … Continue reading Indians demand clean air
Last week, CEEW, in collaboration with UrbanEmissions, released a report that evaluates the clean air action plans prepared under the National Clean Air Programme. The report identifies key components of a clean air plan and suggests ways in which these components can be integrated into the existing city action plans. It also provides recommendations to … Continue reading How Robust are Urban India’s Clean Air Plans?
Pristine, clear blue skies. Clean, breathable air. This is what Indians across the country experienced in the past two months. The nationwide lockdown that kicked in on March 25 has led to unimaginable chaos and suffering for the country’s 300 million poor, especially communities like migrant workers who set off on foot to traverse thousands … Continue reading #SaalBhar60- A new campaign on air pollution
*Crossposted from ISES Website* The ISES 2020 Annual Meeting will be inclusive to scientists from around the world and members of under-represented groups. To support this goal, ISES 2020 will provide three categories of travel awards for attendees. These include: Travel Award, Developing Country Travel Award, Diversity Travel Award (under-represented groups). Classification of developing/developed countries … Continue reading ISES 2020 Travel Awards
OpenAQ Community Series: Tools for Exploring Air Quality Data Sharing Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Time: 11:00-12:00pm EST Virtual Participation Air pollution causes 1 out of 8 deaths on the planet, making it one of the biggest public health and human rights issue of our time. Access to air quality data can dramatically reduce that number, helping communities raise … Continue reading Event: OpenAQ Community Series
Yesterday, at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) in New Delhi, organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Bloomberg Philanthropies and Vital Strategies launched “Accelerating City Progress on Clean Air: Innovation and Action Guide,” a guide to fast-tracking proven approaches and innovations. The publication provides a step-by-step approach for city governments, outlining four critical … Continue reading New action guide on clean air
C40 Cities has an online platform to provide city practitioners and policymakers with the cutting-edge insights and practical resources necessary to deliver climate actions in cities around the world. Currently, they have a spotlight on air quality! Spotlight On: Clean Air Cities is a curated set of resources aiming to support cities to tackle their air pollution … Continue reading C40 Knowledge Hub: Air Quality
In 2019, anti-smog towers or outdoor air purifiers were floated as an idea for controlling air pollution. Not for the first time. Before the 2010 Commonwealth Games in 2010, an Italian company installed a $300,000-air-filter in Connaught Place, claiming it to be the cleanest spot in Delhi. There are no numbers to back this up, except for the 2.5 … Continue reading What in the world: Anti-smog towers