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.


“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


#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 Muchas Gracias to our host @COP25CL and panelists!


“Improving air quality is a challenge for all of society. Our health and our quality of life are at stake.” 👋🏻 Hello from #COP25.