Air Pollution Interventions: Seeking The Intersection Between Climate & Health
“Air Pollution Interventions: Seeking the Intersection Between Climate and Health” is a new report from Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), AirQualityAsia and The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College. Researchers evaluate 22 practical interventions undertaken to reduce air pollution. While some efforts — namely those that replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources — improve both local health and favorably impact climate change, other, often politically popular programs are of limited value on either front. The report uncovers the overlaps where air pollution intervention will BOTH improve health and also impact climate change.
Learn more about specific interventions by category, and city implementation examples in the fact sheets below.
Air Pollution Interventions:
Seeking the Intersection Between Climate and Health
Download the report from Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), AirQualityAsia and The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College.
Download the Press Release – Air Pollution Interventions Report
The embargo lifts June 24, 2020 at 12:00 AM, EST
Download Fact Sheets – each one references case studies of program implementation
Coal-fired Power Plants and Large Industry
Intervention 1: Coal Fired Power Plants Replaced by Cleaner Power
Intervention 2: Coal-fired Power Plants and Large Industry Moved Outside City
Vehicle Control, Fuel Types and Standards
Intervention 1: Reducing Sulfur in Diesel Fuel
Intervention 2: Reducing Emissions from Diesel Vehicles
Intervention 3: Stricter Emissions Standards: Euro 3, then Euro 3 to 4, etc.
Intervention 4: Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
Intervention 5: Upgrading Two- and Three-wheel Motorcycles