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Become A Breathelife City

The BreatheLife City Network

Join cities around the world committed to making our air safe. Together, we can cut the annual deaths from air pollution in half by 2030.

Becoming a BreatheLife city connects you with others leading the way to a clean air future and helps surface practices that can be replicated in your city.

Participating in the BreatheLife city network

Cities participate by:

  • Icon Created with Sketch. Indicating priority solution areas Read How

    WHO, UN Environment and CCAC have identified a number of solution areas where cities can have the greatest impact. By identifying which of these your city will prioritize, you can more easily connect with other cities working on similar solutions. Read more about these solution areas here.

  • Icon Created with Sketch. Determining how to measure progress Read How

    Your city chooses the measures that will have the greatest impact and meet your city’s needs. This can include reaching interim air quality targets approaching WHO limits for safe air, reduction in emissions or adoption of new city transport solutions. We look forward to being able to share these milestones on our journey to 2030.

  • Icon Created with Sketch. Sharing local air pollution data Read How

    Putting your city on the path to clean air begins with knowing current air quality levels and ensuring your citizens are informed. The network can support you in expanding current monitoring efforts and celebrating reductions through our BreatheLife air quality gauge. See how your city currently fares here.

  • Icon Created with Sketch. Soliciting input from your community Read How

    Solutions in your city are only as successful as the citizens who they will affect. Whether it is through local advisories or citywide polling, learning what matters most to your community will help ensure success.

  • Icon Created with Sketch. Publishing success stories Read How

    As part of the network you will have the opportunity to share stories highlighting progress in your city. These stories will be featured on the BreatheLife site, shared with other cities in the network and gain wider exposure through WHO, UN Environment and CCAC, BreatheLife’s campaign partners.

  • Icon Created with Sketch. Attending convenings with other cities Read How

    BreatheLife will bring together city leaders both virtually and through on-the-ground convenings, providing regular opportunities to share best practices and establish new network-wide initiatives.

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Are you a city leader committed to reducing air pollution? Become a BreatheLife city.

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Join a growing network of cities working to clean our air and create a healthy future.

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Download infographics and data to help mobilize your community around clean air solutions.

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See how your city’s air fares.

Almost 1/3 of cities monitoring air pollution have reduced levels by 5% in the last 5 years.

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