The ImpactAr tool comprises a methodology presented in a technical note and a valuation model to assess the impacts on health and financial and economic costs related to changes in air pollution levels due to modifications in the urban bus fleets in Brazil.
The evidence on the science of pollution sources and the political economy of air quality action points to three steps that can help make a clean-air future a reality.
As factories and transport networks have shut down in response to COVID-19, air pollution has dropped around the world. But this crisis has also shown the long tail of air pollution-related health risks, as respiratory illnesses have made thousands more vulnerable to complications from the disease. Without setting ourselves on a new trajectory, we risk coming back to a world of even dirtier air and populations even more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution. WRI Ross Center brings together a panel of experts to lay the way forward.
Big data on mobility, emissions and more can help us not only understand the coronavirus crisis and get back to normal, but create a new, better normal.
This paper discusses methods to estimate annual power-plant generation for wind, solar, hydro and natural gas plants globally, based on national averages. Generation information is necessary to estimate benefits and costs of power plants.
The Republic of Korea has an opportunity to effectively address the COVID-19 crisis, while also becoming a climate leader.
This webinar will focus on options for countries to incorporate targets, policies, and actions on SLCPs into their updated NDCs. It also highlights the many climate, health and development gains that can be achieved by focusing on these highly potent but short-lived gases which include methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon and HFCs.
International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been hard to come by, but a 40-year-old air pollution treaty has enjoyed great if largely unsung success, leading to cleaner air, healthier forests and the prevention of hundreds of thousands of premature deaths.
This is one of a series of Greening Governance seminars exploring air pollution challenges and strategies for creating a multipollutant approach to airshed governance.
New Delhi's growing industry and transport sectors contribute to year-round air pollution, but the city's air quality reaches crisis levels during the crop-burning season in October and November.
As Diwali ends and winter sets in, fireworks and crop burning push New Delhi's poor air quality to dangerous extremes. But to fix underlying, year-round air pollution, Delhi should look to cleaner transport.
Ground-level ozone pollution, which can cause deadly respiratory problems and contributes to global temperature rise, is a complicated problem that poses complex governance challenges. These three strategies can help.
We know that air pollution is a big problem – for health, climate, food security and more.
Join leading air pollution experts for a conversation on the challenges of reducing ozone pollution.
If China's non-CO2 emissions were a country, they would be the 7th largest emitter of total GHGs in the world. Here's how China can clean them up.
This paper examines how policies and technologies will impact China’s non-CO2 GHG emissions under various scenarios. The analysis shows that China’s policy development since 2015 has led to a significantly lower non-CO2 GHG emissions trajectory than expected under policies as of 2015 and there is significant potential to further reduce non-CO2 GHG emissions.
Most people think of air pollution as strictly a health issue. The reality is that dirty air affects climate, water, agriculture and renewable energy systems.
Air pollution is bad for your health—most people know that. But did you know it's also responsible for lower crop yields, reduced solar energy generation and changes in rainfall?
The Fourth National Climate Assessment report, from the U.S. government’s Global Change Research Program, was just released. The report, prepared with the support and approval of 13 federal agencies, and with input from hundreds of government and non-governmental experts, provides an comprehensive look at how climate change will impact the United States. Read a statement by Dan Lashof, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute.
More than 7 million people die prematurely every year due to air pollution. Curbing short-lived climate pollutants like methane and black carbon can help while also reining in global warming.