GAHP Partners with Clean Air Fund
GAHP and Pure Earth are partnering with the Clean Air Fund to produce a report analyzing both the health and climate benefits of air pollution interventions underway across the globe. It will further understanding of the co-benefits, feasibility and costs of various interventions and policies, and is supported by the Clean Air Fund, a new organization launched this September at the UN Climate Change Summit in New York.
“For too long, people have considered pollution and climate change to be separate issues, when in reality, they are twin threats with shared sources and solutions,” notes Pure Earth President Richard Fuller. “If we solve pollution, we will save lives immediately, and impact climate change for all our futures.”
The Clean Air Fund aims to increase philanthropic support to fight the growing air pollution crisis with help from like-minded organizations including the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, IKEA Foundation, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Oak Foundation, FIA Foundation, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Charity.
According to Clean Air Fund Executive Director Jane Burston, “tackling air pollution will not just save millions of lives but brings multiple benefits to issues including climate change, children’s development, and equity all across the globe.”
How big is the air pollution crisis? Listen to what Fuller recently told the OECD in this podcast: “The Air We Breathe”