Membership will be granted to a range of organizations as detailed below. Membership with be granted at the discretion of the Clean Air Institute.

  • One of the following types of organization or institution with responsibility for air quality, climate change, transportation, energy, health, sustainable development and related issues.
    • National or federal government institutions
    • Private sector associations
    • Local, national and international non-profit organizations
    • Academic and research institutions
    • National, Bilateral and International Development Organizations
    • Foundations
  • Governments of cities and/or metropolitan areas which comply with at least one of the following:
    • Have a population of at least 500,000 inhabitants
    • Have air quality management programs and/or climate change strategies and/or an air quality monitoring network in place
    • Explicitly express a commitment to incorporate air quality and climate change considerations into their urban planning.
Member Responsibilities

In order for the IAL concept to be successful and for the core objective to be met the Clean Air Institute requests some actions and commitments from Members of the IAL Initiative in support of the Initiative.

  • Share relevant and useful knowledge and information with other members of IAL.
  • Stimulate, in their jurisdictions and/or areas of influence, the development and implementation of policies, programs and projects to further the objectives of IAL.
  • Be open to cooperation with other stakeholders and other regional and local programs and initiatives to further the objectives of IAL and foster knowledge exchange.
  • Provide data and feedback for the Annual Regional Air Quality Report and a periodic Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Indicators Report, and other publications as requested.
  • Participate in IAL Initiative biannual conferences and other events (for which a fee may be requested).
  • Actively provide time and resources to participate in IAL-sponsored workshops and events as appropriate or as requested for the purpose of facilitating achievement of IAL objectives.
  • Actively collaborate with the Clean Air Institute in seeking and securing funding.

In order for the Initiative to strengthen and expand, a fundamental and necessary input from IAL Members will be to assist the Clean Air Institute to seek and secure funds for the financing of the program from a range of sources.  This may include the need to discuss the introduction of charging membership fees to support the work which the Initiative wishes undertake.


Benefits of participation

IAL enhances the ability of governments to protect public health and overall quality of life, by advancing efforts to address pressing development challenges.

Private Sector Associations:
Participation in  the Initiative can help the business community gain insight into policy developments in Latin American countries, gain market knowledge and opportunities, and build relationships with government agencies.

Non-Profit Organizations:
IAL reinforces the role and effectiveness of NGOs by promoting a common understanding about environmentally sound and sustainable development, and by facilitating access of NGOs to key stakeholders and decision makers.

Development Organizations and Agencies:
IAL supports the work of international development organizations and agencies by advancing their economic, environmental and public health goals.

Private Foundations:
IAL advances the objectives of private foundations by identifying and developing projects to build capacity for addressing air quality and climate change, encourage investment, and advance educational outreach.

Academic and Research Institutions:
Through participation in IAL the scientific community will gain better access to and improved communication with decision makers.