As work to accelerate global clean air solutions continues, Clean Air Catalyst, a partnership funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by WRI and Environmental Defense Fund, is adding Nairobi, Kenya, to the project's portfolio of pilot cities.
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New analysis by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution finds that despite declines in deaths from household air and water pollution, pollution overall still causes 1 in 6 deaths worldwide every year, claiming the lives of more than 9 million people.
- projectWorking with government, businesses and communities to study and implement zero-emission freight and other zones in cities.
- projectCombining local data with global scientific products and models to develop city-scale air quality analytics
Everybody deserves the right to breathe clean air.
Nine out of 10 people are exposed to polluted air, according to the World Health Organization. Cities in the developing world are at the frontlines of this health and climate crisis.
- projectCleaner air for healthier communities and normalizing electric mobility for an entire generation
- projectA global partnership for accelerating clean air solutions
As factories and offices shut down and people stayed at home in response to COVID-19 and lockdowns, air pollution dropped around the world.
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LEIPZIG, Germany (May 21, 2019) — The adoption of electric buses, mainly by municipal governments, has accelerated in recent years, increasing more than 80-fold between 2011 and 2017. But cities still have a long way to go.