Save the Date for Launch of Clean Air Catalyst – March 18
To mark the official launch of the Clean Air Catalyst, we are pleased to invite you to a conversation with representatives from the US Agency for International Development, World Resources Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and local and international partners on Accelerating Clean Air Solutions to Deliver Better Health, Climate and Development Outcomes.
The virtual event will take place on March 18, 2021 from 9:30-10:30am EST.
Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to human health – causing 6.7 million deaths each year from heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and acute respiratory conditions caused or exacerbated by fossil fuel burning. Atmosphere-polluting emissions and particulate matter also have profound impacts on agriculture productivity, food security, biodiversity, climate and economic development. The Clean Air Catalyst is a new flagship program of USAID and a global consortium of organizations led by WRI and EDF. We are working with communities on the frontlines of this global crisis to better understand local pollution sources and identify solutions that lead to sustained progress on cleaner, healthier air. Initial pilot cities include: Indore, India and Jakarta, Indonesia.