Case Studies in Improving Urban Air Quality - November, 2016


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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.


📍Paris yesterday. Very productive first of a kind #methane regulatory workshop. Inspired to see such a global group of experts around the table sharing knowledge & ideas. Big thanks to @IEA & @FSR_Energy. Off to 🇬🇧 today for another important day for #methaneAction.


With #COP25 behind us, we are excited to bring to your attention the amazing story of Morbi, India 🇮🇳 where #NaturalGas helped @GPCB_HO deliver #CleanAir. For more on this & how other cities won the #airpollution fight get your copy of our new report at


“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