BreatheLife / urban health training: Building capacity to reduce air pollution through communications and technical tools

9 February, 2018
11:00
14:00
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, room 304

Side event

At Habitat III, the WHO, UN Environment and Climate and Clean Air Coalition launched the BreatheLife campaign to raise awareness of the health and climate impacts of air pollution mitigation solutions. The campaign reaches out to urban residents with innovative messages to make air pollution health impacts more understandable, and engages cities and regional/subnational governments to commit to achieving WHO air quality goals. Some 40 cities, including London, Washington DC, and Santiago, have joined the campaign to date.  

This training event sets out to show how measures to reduce air pollution contribute to achieving the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. It will provide a taste of the tools available to assess the direct health benefits of actions to reduce air pollution as well as other indirect benefits such as reduced injuries and the promotion of physical activity. The event will also deliver a communications training module on how cities, subregions and national governments can raise awareness about air pollution through their own local BreatheLife campaigns.

C40 Cites, a co-organizer for the event, will showcase the Fossil Fuel Free Streets Declaration, an initiative that will "breathe life back into cities" by halving urban air pollution-related deaths and reducing the expected rate of global warming by as much as 0.5 C by 2050. 

This event will be held during the 9th session of the World Urban Forum. Find full details about the venue and registration at the link below.

Event contact

Sandra Cavalieri,
Urban Health Initiative Coordinator
Sandra.Cavalieri [at] un.org

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