Integrated Air Quality Management (AQM) and Climate Change Mitigation in the framework of the World Bank’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Programme
As of: December 2019
Objective and activities
Millions of deaths occur annually due to air pollution especially caused by particulate matter, generated mainly by industry and transport. These Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) are also responsible for approx. 40% of global warming. Using the partner cities as examples, the programme supports the development of effective policies and integrated AQM and GHG emissions reductions plans. It complements the efforts of World Bank´s PMEH programme with capacity and institutional framework development and supports the fulfilment of the NDC in the partner countries. The data base for air pollution control (emission inventories, air quality monitoring) will be improved and proposals for the improvement of legal frameworks as well as selected urban land-use plans will be presented. Capacity development and knowledge transfer between Germany and PMEH partner countries support the development of AQM plans and GHG mitigation measures in further PMEH partner countries.
- World Bank Group’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Multi-Donor Trust Fund
State of implementation/results
- demand based support of the PMEH steering committee
- Identification of relevant national policies, strategies or plans for the integration and promotion of air quality management
- On 11th of October 2018 a documentary on the project activities in Vietnam was broadcasted on Deutsche Welle. English: www.dw.com/… In South Africa, the Air Pollution Control Plan for Tshwane (Pretoria) is currently being drawn up
- The City of Hanoi (Vietnam), together with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), is being supported in modelling its emissions and developing countermeasures - Numerous high-profile presentations on the topic of air pollution control, e.g. at an awareness raising workshop at a large school in Hanoi, a stakeholder consultation workshop in Hanoi, a presentation of the project together with partners during the German Day in Hanoi in November 2018, as well as project presentations at the Better Air Quality Asia Conference in November 2018 in Malaysia and on the website and newsletter of the "Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA)"
- further public relations measures are planned in Vietnam and South Africa for the next six months, e.g. Project presentation at the "Air Awareness Week" at the end of April/beginning of May in Hanoi or the "Sustainable Transport Month" in South Africa
- Support of the BMU in the PMEH steering committee