Case Studies in Improving Urban Air Quality - November, 2016
In addition to the known consequences on climate change, air pollution has immediate health effects - not only in developing countries but also in the developed world, including Europe. Urban air pollution has become a top priority for local, national and international governance. Cities around the world are increasingly galvanized to act not only by environmental concerns, but by health and economic considerations as well.
The latest research compiled by the IGU highlights the interconnection that exists between reducing GHG emissions and reducing emissions of other air pollutants. Following an initial study published in December 2015, this new research presents case studies of efforts in four cities — Berlin, Dublin, Krakow and Rotterdam — that have tackled or are tackling the issue of improving urban air quality, showcasing where gas has featured as the main contributor to their efforts.