Responding to UN Environmental Assembly’s call to UN Environment to support national efforts in addressing air pollution issues, IIEC in collaboration with UN Environment organized roundtables to bring together key stakeholders and experts from the public & private sectors, international donor community, academia, and financing agencies working for the cause of combating air pollution across urban centers in India.
The program was designed to help SDC develop a long-term intervention strategy on corrective and preventive actions for improving the air quality and combating impacts of climate change in affected regions in India. The interventions were designed in a way to leverage international experience from the USA, Switzerland, China, Germany, and Australia for tackling the challenges posed by air pollution in the specified regions in India.
IIEC has established key partnerships with Regional Air Quality and Climate Change Institutions and Programs to widen the impact of its work on Air Quality related issues. To date, the partnerships have been established with the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP), Clean Air Asia (CAA), Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), UNDP, UNICEF, World Health Organisation (WHO), UN Environment, and Public Sector Agencies in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
UN Environment and IIEC have launched a project to build air quality monitoring and tracking capacity among government, industrial, and utility partners, and to demonstrate and deliver cost-effective air pollution reduction strategies in two industrial Indian states—Gujarat and Odisha—through smart management of industrial and utility energy use.