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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: March 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.

Joint project
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:…

Project data

South Africa, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) - Viet Nam
  • Ministry of Environment MoE - Egypt,Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) - Viet Nam

BMU grant:
€ 3,000,000

09/2017 till 09/2020


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