Reducing air pollution in India’s industrial clusters through smart energy management (2019 - Ongoing)

The main objective of the project is improving understanding among government, industrial, and utility partners of the linkages between air quality and utility/industrial energy management; demonstrating the potential for reducing air pollution levels to achieve multiple health-related and economic benefits through smart management of utility operations and industrial energy use, and developing a methodology for attracting bundled private finance for these clean energy solutions.

Activities included:

  • Coordinate outreach and convene a launch event/planning workshop with key partners in Gujarat and Odisha to develop a detailed work plan and the timeline for carrying out the overall project- including air quality monitoring, emission inventories and analyses, health impact analysis, smart energy management, and financing activities.
  • Initiate air quality-related activities by collecting available emission data (both monitored and modeled), and developing and testing methodology for assessing changes in local atmospheric concentrations of pollutants in the target areas, attributing the changes in concentrations to the specific measures (i.e. interventions) undertaken through the project, and estimating the health-related and economic benefits of these air quality improvements.
  • Complete final report to stakeholders and Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) demonstrating impact (DI) reporting including CCAC DI indicators and associated data collection questionnaire/initiative reporting template.

Funding Agency/Client: UN Environment.

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