As the relationship between air pollution, pre-existing health conditions, and the deadly impacts of the coronavirus are revealed, tackling air pollution should become a crucial part of the pandemic recovery. But without a complete picture of air pollution precursors, sources and the disproportionate impacts to poor communities and communities of color, government officials run the risk of locking in policies that will continue to put people at risk. Join leading air pollution experts for a discussion on key air pollution reduction strategies that will help ensure a healthy and green recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This seminar is the third of a three-part series of WRI Greening Governance seminars exploring air pollution challenges and strategies for creating a multipollutant approach to airshed governance.


  • Imogen Martineau, UK Portfolio Manager, Clean Air Fund
  • Leonora Rojas-Bracho, Academician and Expert on Health and Air-Quality Issues
  • Ananya Roy, Senior Health Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Ajay Singh Nagpure, Head, Air Quality and Sustainable Urbanization, WRI India
  • Jessica Seddon, Global Lead for Air Quality, WRI (Moderator)

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About the Series

WRI’s Greening Governance Seminar Series explores how good governance – inclusive, transparent decision-making processes, equal access to justice, strong institutions and a vibrant civil society – not only help policymakers advance more effective, equitable policies, but also implement ambitious commitments like the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

Greening Governance seminars bring diverse panels of experts together to grapple with tough questions and identify successful strategies at the intersection of governance, environmental sustainability and human well-being. Interested in attending or watching remotely? Subscribe to our Greening Governance newsletter and follow us on Twitter to stay updated on upcoming events.