Webinar: how can data supercharge efforts to lower air pollution in cities?
Public webinar Tuesday 9 Feb 16:00-17:00 GMT
The evidence is clear: air pollution has severe health impacts around the world. New technology is allowing us to map pollution street-by-street, identify hotspots and share unprecedented amounts of air quality data. The Breathe London pilot was an ambitious two-year project that measured pollution across the city using 100 lower-cost sensor 'pods' and specially-equipped Google Street View cars, serving as a world-leading example of how emerging technology can help accelerate clean air action. CERC was a partner in the pilot project, providing the public project data platform and ADMS-Urban modelled data and analysis.
Join this webinar for a discussion of key lessons from the pilot project and the launch of the Breathe London Blueprint, as well as how new efforts to leverage air quality data are shining a light on pollution at a scale and scope across the globe like never before.
Amy Stidworthy from CERC will discuss how the ADMS-Urban model was used in the pilot project to produce detailed, location-specific information on pollution sources and to assess the impact of potential future policies on reducing air pollution in London.
- Matt Whitney from Clean Air Fund, a philanthropic initiative tackling air pollution around the world
- Elizabeth Fonseca from Environmental Defense Fund Europe, which managed the Breathe London pilot project
- Jeremy Taub from OpenAQ, a platform that is fighting air inequality with open data
See the LinkedIn event page for more information and to register for the webinar.