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Promoting Global Action for Air Quality Management with Co-Benefits in Clean Climate and Development

Financed by: Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

Location: Latin America and the Caribbean.

Year: 2022.

Project description

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), in collaboration with UNEP, has been developing activities under the project titled "Supporting Clean Air Science and Regional Cooperation project to deliver key components of the Promoting International Commitment and Global Action for Air Quality Management," funded by GIZ. This project aims to increase political will for consistent action and funding for air quality improvements worldwide, alongside climate change mitigation efforts and the achievement of other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of this project, the Clean Air Institute was selected to organize and deliver a BreatheLife Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to increase awareness and improve capacities of national and subnational government entities in the region for reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) through BreatheLife city-based trainings and other strategic activities. Key activities developed included:

  • Organization and facilitation of the BreatheLife Workshop - LAC Region.

  • Development of case studies for five LAC cities based on the health benefits of implementing air quality improvement measures in the region and achieving adequate air quality levels as quantified in the guidelines of the World Health Organization.

The results of this project were presented at a regional workshop that, among other things, established the progress of LAC cities in terms of air quality and the exchange of regional knowledge on SLCP reduction and air quality improvement.

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