How data can supercharge efforts to lower air pollution in cities – with a Breathe London pilot that Air Monitors were involved in.

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Date(s) - 09/02/2021
16:00 - 17:00

Air Monitors



The evidence is clear: Dirty air is fatal and causes health inequities 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.

Please join us 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.

• 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
• Amy Stidworthy from Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants, scientific leaders in atmospheric modelling and Breathe London partner
• Jeremy Taub from OpenAQ, a platform that is fighting air inequality with open data

There will be time for Q&A.

Environmental Defense Fund is releasing the Breathe London Blueprint to support your city’s future monitoring and air pollution data initiatives, and it can be found at on 9 February.