Case Studies in Improving Urban Air Quality

IGU

December 3, 2015

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IGU study finds that the switch to natural gas helps mega-cities dramatically improve air quality and reduce emissions of GHG and air pollutants – enhancing and saving lives. On the sidelines of the COP21 negotiations in Paris the IGU has released a major study that highlights the interconnection that exists between reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing emissions of other air pollutants. It presents case studies of efforts in four cities — New York, Istanbul, Toronto, and Beijing — that have tackled or are tackling the issue of improving urban air quality and where gas has featured as the main contributor to their efforts. These cities can provide lessons for other cities seeking to reduce the potentially severe health consequences of urban air pollution.

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“The bottom line is that - in those instances where renewables are not a possible option yet - when we switch from polluting fuels to #naturalgas, we immediately get clean air by eliminating #pollution at the source” - IGU Secretary General, Luis Bertran #COP25 #TiempoDeActuar https://t.co/ITaRCJy7B8

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#COP25: concluded an important panel discussion on the urgent need for #CleanAir & #ClimateAction now. -> Natural gas can help achieve both! Newest Urban Air Quality case studies now available at https://t.co/Wne7lHzfgR. Muchas Gracias to our host @COP25CL and panelists! https://t.co/curyA5xZ9d

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“Improving air quality is a challenge for all of society. Our health and our quality of life are at stake.” 👋🏻 Hello from #COP25. https://t.co/4ZrzdG65Qi