Rwanda to implement stringent air quality standards

Rwanda is on the brink of adopting stringent emission standards to protect the environment and people from the adverse effects of air pollution. The draft standards were developed by Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) through its relevant technical committees and are currently up for public review until 16th June 2019, after which they may be formally...
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Addis Ababa, Kigali air quality policy analysis concluded

The Environmental Compliance Institute (ECI) and UN Environment have successfully completed the air quality policy and regulatory situational analyses for Addis Ababa and Kigali cities. The analyses were conducted under a pilot project to support African cities to develop better air quality management strategies in order to protect public health and the environment. The overall...
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Nairobi City develops air quality action plan

Many African cities are faced with growing air quality problems that pose serious environmental and public health risks. Deteriorating air quality in most of these cities can be attributed to several factors such as: increasing urban population, unregulated traffic activities, poorly maintained vehicles, continued use of biomass fuel as the main household energy source, inadequate...
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African cities air quality pilot project underway

Air pollution is currently considered as the greatest environmental health risk globally with many parts of the world recording dangerously high levels of air pollution. World Health Organization (WHO) estimations show that 90 per cent of people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.  Air pollution causes 1 in every 9 deaths globally. The...
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ECI screens film on toxic electronics industry

Mobile phones, computers and TVs are blockbuster consumer products but their manufacture relies on and uses more than a thousand chemicals and other materials. This causes harm in production, exposes consumers to toxic chemicals during use, and releases toxic chemicals when products become electronic waste. That is why hazardous chemicals in electronics became a SAICM...
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World Environment Day 2018

On 5th June 2018, staff of the Environmental Compliance Institute (ECI) joined hands with pupils and staff of Carmelvale Catholic Primary School located at Jacaranda Estate in Donholm, Nairobi, and the Nairobi City County Government (Environment Department, Embakasi) to mark this year’s World Environment Day (WED). World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day...
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UNEP and ECI to pilot air quality project in 3 cities

UN Environment is partnering with the Environmental and Compliance Institute (ECI) to implement a demonstration project to support three African cities – Addis Ababa, Kigali and Nairobi, to develop air quality strategies. The objectives of the project are to: Generate knowledge on air quality and keep the air quality situation under review in the selected...
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