Shareable graphics to help raise awareness of the impact of air pollution and the progress being made in regions around the world.
Learn how air pollution impacts our climate and health in our latest videos available in multiple languages.
Briefs and research to help scope and develop programs to reduce air pollution while building an informed public that is ready to embrace new solutions.
Find out what the BreatheLife campaign is all about.
What the BreatheLife campaign means to your city and how to get your city to join the campaign.
Outlines the health and climate impacts of air pollution, the benefits of fast action to improve air quality, and practical solutions to the problem.
This brochure gives an overview of the WHO, UN Environment and CCAC run BreatheLife campaign. It looks at the health risks and impacts of air pollution and the solutions to the problem.
Shareable data to engage your community and share successes from your cities and others.
Presents a summary of methods and results of the latest WHO global assessment of ambient air pollution exposure and the resulting burden of disease.
Scoping report for policymakers to understand how to help reduce global health risks through mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants.
Source data covering 3000 cities and over 103 countries with ground station data monitoring air quality.
Map that combines city-level ground station monitoring with satellite modeling data for a nearly complete view of air pollution levels across the world.
Overview of how new brick production practices can yield air pollution reductions. Languages - EN, SP.
Overview on promoting clean cookstove technology using sensor enabled climate financing.
Executive summary of the IEA’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) special report Energy and Air Pollution, which highlights the links between energy, air pollution and health. Languages - EN, CH.
Guideline document for measuring energy consumption from brick kiln firing.
Impacts and reduction on Communities, Soil, and the Cryosphere in the Andes, Himalayas - and Globally. Languages - EN.
Overview on how the prevention of open burning can reduce black carbon emissions. Languages - EN, FR SP.
An overview of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) Heavy-Duty Diesel Initiative (HDDI), which aims to accelerate the transition of diesel urban bus fleets towards soot-free engine technologies.
Success stories from cities and towns around the world presented at the Climate Chance Summit in Nantes, France.
The report Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions is the first-ever comprehensive scientific assessment of air pollution outlook in the region. It outlines 25 clean air measures that could achieve safe air quality levels for 1 billion people by 2030 – with numerous benefits for public health, economic development and the climate. This handbook provides an overview of the 25 clean air measures.
This technical document is intended to aggregate potential policy-relevant solutions to control air pollution and improve health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The goal is to take an evidence-based approach to identify actions that may be applicable and encouraged to improve air quality management in cities and, through their influence, at the national level.
Conservation agriculture conserves soil fertility and reduces the agriculture sector’s contribution to air pollution and climate change. Its worldwide adoption would avert 10-20% of the black carbon emissions arising from open burning.
The toolkit offers a step-by-step explanation of the process of developing an non-motorized transport policy beginning with a discussion of the design principles for non-motorized transport facilities, followed by a description of methodologies for assessing the existing non-motorized transport environment and institutional capacity. It then describes the typical components of a non-motorized transport strategy and how they can be customized for the local context. Finally, it describes stakeholder engagement strategies and opportunities for institutional development to support the implementation of the strategy.
In We have the power to move the world, the leaders of 14 of the world’s most ambitious and successful sustainable transport cities explain why they are taking action, what they are implementing, the approaches they are taking, and their advice for other cities. Their intension is to inspire and support more cities to show the same leadership. The actions showcased range from expansion and electrification of mass transit, to restrictions on polluting vehicles and improved conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.
Extensive database of case studies of city action by C40 cities, grouped by location, topics, collection, benefits.
The “Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility” (GRA) tackles heads-on the question any decision-makers face in transport: “How” can my country achieve sustainable mobility?
The GRA is a tool that will enable any country in the world to:
• measure how far it is from achieving that ambition,
• explore more than 180 policy measures that have been tested around the world, and • prioritize those that are most impactful and lay out a path forward.
The GRA Report is complemented by 6 policy papers, a private consultation summary paper, and an online, interactive tool toward Sustainable Mobility.
The principal focus of this report is on local scale interventions, such as those that might reasonably be considered by local authorities.
Understanding the impact interventions have on air quality is highly desirable because of the need to quantify the outcome on air quality and health i.e. relate a policy aimed at improving air quality to a robust understanding of the outcome.
The work in the report suggests the ‘accountability chain’ model provides a useful way to assess the impact of an intervention from a change in activity through to potential beneficial health effects.
The report gives recommendations that detail the need for pragmatic advice for practitioners, the assessment of causality against confounding factors and the counterfactual, enhanced statistical approaches and future siting criteria for air quality monitoring
Since early March, the OECD has been collecting local policy responses aimed at containing the spread of the virus, protecting residents and local economies, and recovering from the economic and social crisis. This note provides an update of such measures including those related to the easing of lockdown restrictions and long-term recovery.
It includes an overview of economic, social and environmental impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cities, as well as lessons learned in terms of the use of digital tools, urban mobility, urban density, urban design and collaborative governance. It also suggests a set of action-oriented recommendations to help rebuild better cities that can be resilient and future-proof in a post-COVID-19 world.
Tips and tools to help individuals shift daily habits, learn about minimizing exposure and raise awareness with others.
Tips for parents on preventing and reducing exposure to air pollution while pregnant.
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Data and research to help healthcare professionals stay informed on air pollution risks for patients and policies and standards they can support locally.
A study by the WHO and World Bank aimed at improving quality, safety and accessibility of health services in support of universal health coverage.
Article from the CCAC outlining the many ways in which health professionals can help persuade the wider public to address air pollution and put pressure on governments to take immediate action.
WHO brief outlining the co-benefits to health of climate change mitigation through health care facilities management.
Report from WHO and Health Care Without Harm addressing climate change in health care settings.