Pollution threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Working with civil society organizations across six countries, WRI created new toolkit to support locally led efforts to secure the basic human right to a clean, healthy and safe environment.
The plan, the means, the platform and the microphone: Los Angeles has what it takes to be the leading light when it comes to building back better after COVID-19.
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.
Air pollution has dropped around the world as a result of COVID-19, but it has not disappeared and the crisis has also shown the long tail of 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 facing dirtier air and more vulnerable populations in the future.
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?