Cleaning the air we breathe

The Air Quality Network convenes C40 cities to share best practices and knowledge in developing and implementing solutions to meet air quality, public health, and climate goals. Senior technical staff from over 40 cities in the network collaborate on air quality management on topics including:

  • Air pollution monitoring, modeling, and analysis
    Improving air quality data collection and analysis using new innovative technologies to identify sources, raise awareness, track progress, evaluate risk, and enforce local policies.
  • Health impact analysis
    Assessing the local public health impacts of air pollution or the health benefits of local action in cities.
  • Policy implementation
    Identifying and implementing high impact actions that address the most polluting sources within cities

C40’s Air Quality program also works closely with select pilot cities to create models of innovative air quality action that can be replicated elsewhere, including London on their Breathe London pilot which applied new approaches to air quality monitoring, and the City of Los Angeles in developing air quality initiatives as part of the LA Green New Deal, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s bold vision for a more sustainable and equitable future.