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 cities,
- Jointly develop tools and methodologies to better address air quality issues according to the unique situation of the selected cities and air pollution apportionment,
- Provide policy advise on air quality management, e.g. sectoral solutions bringing air quality co-benefits (on transport, waste, health, chemical management), enforcement and/or compliance of policy framework, and
- Raise awareness through mobilization of key stakeholders and development of air quality campaigns.
The project will build the capacity of relevant officials (EPA and city authorities) in the three selected cities to develop, implement and enforce policy and regulatory frameworks for air quality management; and support the development of strategies for Air Quality Management in these three cities. The Project will kick off in November 2017 and will run for one year through 2018.
Very good initiative, air quality management remains a big challenge for many countries in Africa including Uganda.
As countries develop enonomically, industrialisation becomes key and air quality gets compromised. It is importnat to gather the necessary data on air quality and create awareness on the same for good health and sustainability. This is an Excellent Pilot Project.
Wow! Am glad that good things are happening!