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?
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?
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
Environmental Defense Fund released Making the Invisible Visible: A guide for mapping hyperlocal air pollution to drive clean air action that provides advice for cities, counties and other local organizations interested in using hyperlocal air quality data to drive tailored solutions for air pollution. What the guide has to offer The guide is organized into three sections: … Continue reading Guide for mapping air pollution
It is a widespread belief in developing countries that electricity is a right to be enjoyed by all citizens. In practice, this social norm regularly results in customers not paying their electricity bills, stealing electricity, and bribing bill collectors—behaviors the government often tolerates. Consequently, power utilities lose money on every unit of electricity sold, leading … Continue reading Treating electricity as a right is detrimental to expanding access
A new research publication entitled Fields on fire: Alternatives to crop residue burning in India has synthesized information on alternatives to crop burning (e.g. happy seeder) and analysed opportunities for adoption. The study included a range of co-authors including The Nature Conservancy, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Borlaug Institute for South … Continue reading Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in Northern India
Launched in December 2017, the APnA city program is designed to provide a starting point for understanding air pollution in Indian cities. The program currently includes reports on emissions and dispersion modeling results for 50 one-million plus cities in the census. The main focus is on non-Delhi cities, putting together stories for cities with limited information, and … Continue reading APnA City Program for India
The Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre (CCAPC) has released a policy brief on household air pollution entitled The Contribution of Household Fuels to Ambient Air Pollution in India- A Comparison of Recent Estimates. (details) An article in The Wire by Dr. Santosh Harish and Dr. Sarath Guttikunda, both involved in creation of the policy brief, … Continue reading Policy brief on household air pollution