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Filling the Data Gaps for Air Quality Management at the UN Global Science - Policy - Business Forum on the Environment

December 2, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

  • The World Bank together with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of State, are jointly sponsoring a session at the UN Global Science, Policy, and Business Forum on the Environment that will highlight a new draft white paper on the role of low cost sensors, satellite based measurements, ground-level measurements and data management strategies in generating reliable and actionable estimates of ambient air quality in developing countries. The draft white paper is an outcome of the Filling the Gaps Workshop held in July 2017 in Washington, DC. At this time, the authors are seeking input on this draft.  If you would like to provide comments, please send them to the team.

  • The session sought feedback on the draft white paper and its recommendations from attendees, in particular, policy makers in developing countries, and provided an opportunity to share the paper with a broader group of stakeholders. It also allowed for a broader conversation on how to secure and sustain the collection and dissemination of high quality air quality data globally. Implementing a global network of measurement technologies offers a unique opportunity for private enterprise, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to work together toward the common goal of characterizing and better understanding, and then reducing, the air pollution that sickens and kills millions of people each year, most of them live in developing countries.

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  • Governments, multi-lateral organizations, members of the public and other stakeholders are increasingly motivated to take action as a result of a growing understanding of the negative health and environmental effects associated with high levels of air pollution.  Unfortunately, there is a critical lack of air quality data in most developing countries. Countries can take action without making substantial investments in air measurements systems.  However, any robust air quality management system should include a measurement component to address country-specific policy objectives and document trends over time.  This draft document provides guidance and recommendations, for developing countries, oriented by measurement objectives and country contexts, to policy makers at various stages in the air quality management process.  At this time, the authors are seeking input on this draft.  If you would like to provide comments, please send them to the team

    Discussion Draft: Filling the Gaps: Improving Measurement of Ambient Air Quality in Low and Middle Income Countries [.PDF]

    Executive Summary: Filling the Gaps: Improving Measurement of Ambient Air Quality in Low and Middle Income Countries [.PDF]

More Details

  • Date : December 2, 2017
  • Time : 9:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • CONTACT: Yewande Awe
  • yawe@worldbank.org