Outdoor air pollution is responsible for 4.2 million deaths and more than 90% of the world’s population live in areas that exceed World Health Organization guidelines for ambient air quality. Tackling air quality will not just save lives but can also inject urgency into the climate change agenda. The causes of climate change are often the same air pollution: transport, power sector and industrial emissions. Capitalising on growing public and political awareness of the health impacts of air pollution, we can both accelerate climate action and protect public health.
This initiative aims to create a shared set of tools and facts for analyzing the current situations and prioritizing actions; build a cohort of leaders to catalyze corporate and political will; as well as to increase funding to air pollution activities globally. A partnership with the Clean Air Fund is also in place to support the acceleration of solutions to air pollution.
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