About the programme

The African Cities for Clean Air programme supports C40 cities in the Africa region to take action on air pollution, assisting efforts to improve air quality and public health while reducing carbon emissions.

Launched in 2022, the programme aims to empower African Mayors to increase public awareness of the importance of clean air across the continent, and call for policy changes that address health challenges caused by poor air quality.

From 2022–2024, C40 will provide air quality technical assistance to five cities – Addis Ababa, Dakar, Durban, Johannesburg, and Lagos – on projects that will reduce harmful emissions and protect public health. 

Project summary reports will be available from the Air Quality Technical Assistance Programme web page as they become available.