Making the invisible visible (Part 2): Strengthening air monitoring networks to better inform policy development and enactment

12 March, 2020
14:15 CET
Online event

Communities across the globe struggle with localized exposures to air pollutants hazardous to health. And yet, many cities have monitoring systems that are inadequate for seeing and fully understanding their unique air pollution problem. Fortunately, advancements in sensor technologies and analytics is expanding monitoring capabilities by producing hyperlocal insights that can inform tailored solutions for reducing exposures, addressing inequities, and protecting the most vulnerable populations.

In this two-part webinar series, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) share best practices for working with civil societies and subnational governments to develop and deploy monitoring systems that drive clean air solutions. 

In Part 1 of the series, presenters drew case studies from a field audience to illustrate how scientifically robust air pollution and health data is being used to mobilize communities in the U.S. and India. In Part 2 of this series, we focus on use cases of practical sensor application for policy making, sharing lessons learned from past projects in cities across the globe – from the U.K. to Africa.

The webinars will conclude with a Q&A designed to capture key insights for defining barriers and opportunities around air pollution management at a global scale.

Presenters include:

  • Sean Khan, UNEP's Global Environmental Monitoring System Unit - Strengthening global monitoring networks to better inform policy action.
  • Dr. Harold Rickenbacker, EDF - Using hyperlocal (mobile and stationery) air pollution data to develop and implement clean air solutions
  • Sadam Yiga Kiwanuka, KCCA - Capacity building: Developing Kampala's air quality management system 

Event contact

CCAC Secretariat
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