About the programme

The Air Quality Technical Assistance Programme pursues projects within cities focused on air quality management capacity building, air quality monitoring and modelling, health impact assessment, data analysis and policy development. 

From 2019-2021, in partnership with the Clean Air Fund, C40 is working with Addis Ababa to support implementation of the city’s first air quality management plan. C40 is also partnering with Industrial Economics, US EPA, and others in deploying new air quality monitoring and data management tools while building local capacity in air quality planning to support the development of local air quality initiatives.  

C40 is also working with Quezon City to help implement the city’s commitments to the C40 Clean Air Cities Accelerator and is partnering with Clean Air Asia to conduct a baseline air quality study, build local capacity for air pollution monitoring and develop a city roadmap for a permanent air quality network and air quality management plan.

As part of the Empowering Cities with Data Project, C40 is also assisting Addis Ababa, Dar Es Salaam, Lima, and Quito in expanding air quality data to support local policymaking. These projects include emissions data collection, ambient air quality monitoring, and development of analytic tools for interpretation of air quality data.