So far, the declaration has been signed by 35 mayors across 6 continent – an unprecedented global coalition for clean air.
The Clean Air Fund supports a range of activities to help cities deliver on this commitment, from tailored support connecting cities facing similar challenges, to technical assistance that any city leader can use.
Ongoing projects and programmes we support include:
- The Air Quality Network – brings together cities and other partners to jointly identify and implement actions that reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.A recent example is a collaboration between LA, Portland, Quito, Mexico City, London, and Delhi to develop rigorous assessments of the public health impacts of air pollution in their cities, to make the case for effective local policies.
- The Air Quality Technical Assistance programme provides direct support on solutions to air quality challenges like quantifying health benefits of local action, developing air quality monitoring strategies and deploying sensor networks.
- The AQ Integration in Climate Action Planning Project. A partnership between C40 and leading experts in air quality, health, and climate policy. The project develops state-of-the-art models and tools to quantify the public health benefits of city-scale climate policies, and create a framework for integrating air quality into climate action plans.
By supporting and highlighting the leadership of trailblazing mayors and demonstrating the measurable difference that air quality policies make to people’s lives, our goal is to inspire other towns and cities around the world to follow their lead in implementing transformational air quality and climate actions.