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Clean Air

Clean air would seem like a natural human right, when it is needed for all humans to survive.  Yet the air is still not safe to breathe in too many places. In recent years, initiatives have been launched in various countries and cities to reduce air pollution.  Where are those programs and projects and how can modern project management contribute to these efforts?  This section of the PM World Library is intended to provide access to a few resources for those who want to learn more or help.


Information about Air Pollution


Improving air quality, combatting climate change – saving lives: The First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health (2018) responded to the International Mandates of World Health Assembly (WHA2015 & its extension WHA2016), the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), the Paris Agreement of 2015 and to Member States’ call to World Health Organization (WHO) to display leadership, foster partnerships and increase advocacy. The conference centered on presenting evidence on the health impacts of air pollution and identifying gaps. It also emphasized on discusssing methods of monitoring pollution and health exposures and tools for assessing and implementing effective interventions. Read the summary report from that major conference at https://www.who.int/phe/news/clean-air-for-health/en/ (Gopireddy)



Global Initiatives, Programs, Projects



Local Programs and Projects


Delhi and NCR Air Pollution Report Card (2018). Report published by the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority for Delhi (EPCA) and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was published on the CSE website. Delhi is one of the most polluted cities across the globe and it is imperative to take immediate steps to control the pollution. The report explains many actions which have been taken to date and their incremental but positive results. It also illustrates the work which needs to be done in the future by various stakeholder agencies. Available online at https://www.cseindia.org/content/downloadreports/8521 (Gogate)



Health Effects Institute (HEI) – A Boston-based nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution. HEI typically receives balanced funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the worldwide motor vehicle industry. Other public and private organizations periodically support special projects or certain research programs. Learn more at https://www.healtheffects.org/



Papers, Reports, Studies

State of Global Air / 2018 - The State of Global Air is a collaboration between the Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s Global Burden of Disease Project. Citation: Health Effects Institute (2018). State of Global Air 2018. Special Report. Boston, MA: Health Effects Institute. https://www.stateofglobalair.org/sites/default/files/soga-2018-report.pdf

Avi-Yonah, R. S. And Uhlmann, D. M.; (2009). Combating Global Climate Change: Why a Carbon Tax Is a Better Response to Global Warming Than Cap and Trade . Report authored by Reuven S. Avi-Yonah and David M. Uhlmann, professors at University of Michigan Law School. The paper was piblished in 2009 and is available on SSRN. It argues why carbon tax is better than cap and trade system to tackle global climate change. Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2009; U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 117. Available online at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1333673  (Gogate)

Rees, N., Wickham, A. and Cho, Y., (2019): Silent suffocation in Africa: Air Pollution is a Growing Menace, Affecting the Poorest Children the Most. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), June. Available online on https://www.unicef.org/media/55081/file/Silent_suffocation_in_africa_air_pollution_2019.pdf   (Chebet)

Tomescu, M. and Alvarez, D. M-M. (2019). Assessing the effectiveness of EU policy on large combustion plants in reducing air pollutant emissions. The report published on European Environment Agency website in June 2019 examines the relevance and effectiveness of EU policy and the Large Combustion Plants Directive (LCPD) in reducing industrial emissions of SO2, NOx and dust. Available online at https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/effectiveness-of-eu-policy-on (Gogate)



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This section of the library created February 2018



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