Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has partnered with climate leadership network C40 Cities to implement solutions to lessen air pollution and achieve cleaner air.
C40’s Air Quality Program directly supports cities to accelerate air quality improvements by facilitating peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, providing technical assistance, capacity building and creating new tools and resources for cities.
Quezon City is one of two cities selected to participate in the 2020-2021 C40 Air Quality Technical Assistance Program after several rounds of evaluation of 31 cities that applied.
C40 shall support Quezon City in conducting an air quality baseline study by evaluating existing air pollution data and deploying a new network of air quality monitoring sensors; developing detailed recommendations and specifications for a permanent air quality monitoring network; running a series of deep capacity building workshops to train staff in air quality management principles, and producing a roadmap to the city’s first air quality management plan.
The project is made possible through the generous funding from the Clean Air Fund, a philanthropic initiative with a mission to tackle air pollution around the world.
The Quezon City’s Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department is tasked to take the lead in the project delivery.
“Quezon City is very pleased to be in partnership with C40 Cities and the Clean Air Fund on the air quality technical assistance project, which provides integral support towards fulfilling our commitment to better air quality management with the intention of providing cleaner air to our residents,” said Mayor Joy Belmonte.