Join the UNEP’s debate on air pollution: “Why do you think promoting air quality is crucial to your health and what measures should be taken?”

Take part in the Interactive thematic debate on promoting air quality in the context of healthy environment, healthy people.  Nairobi, 30 October 2015. Please click on the “JOIN THE DEBATE LIVE” for specific time. Background: Promoting air quality is at the forefront of the sustainable development agenda. Substantially reducing by 2030 the number of deaths[…]

Imane Lahrich represented the Fair Air Coalition during the first Mediterranean Forum of Young Leaders (Forum méditerranéen des jeunes leaders) in Morocco

Imane Lahrich, the FAC’s North Africa correspondent, represented our organization earlier this month during the first Mediterranean Forum of Young Leaders in the Moroccan city of Essaouira hosted from 2 to 4 October 2015. This forum’s agenda included discussions on the phenomena of radicalization, refugees, climate change and social exclusion. On these issues, which are shared[…]

Check out AIRVISUAL, the air quality community

Check out AIRVISUAL by clicking HERE Understanding Air Visual’s Forecasting Method – Deep Machine Learning research Air Visual applies artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing to map complex, nonlinear air pollution trends accurately and efficiently. The method employs deep machine learning – a process of simplifying data by learning multiple levels of representations and abstractions[…]

“Air pollution from Agriculture is increasing, but it is not regulated”

Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double Published September 17, 2015 The map shows the single leading cause of death from air pollution in 36 countries. (AP) WASHINGTON –  Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in[…]

Bring SDGs to Campus

Later this week, member states of the United Nations will formally adopt the sustainable development goals (SDGs), aiming to comprehensively address gaps in our collective development. Building on the success of millennium development goals (MDGs), which have demonstrated major progress in health and human development, this next phase will create an opportunity for all people,[…]

Your comprehensive guide to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals summit

World leaders will pledge to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change at a historic event in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about it The UN headquarters will welcome the pope and heads of state for the SDG summit on 25 September. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters Monday 21 September 2015 05.20 EDTLast modified on Tuesday[…]

Volkswagen is being engulfed by a growing crisis over its attempt to make millions of diesel cars appear cleaner than they are.

Volkswagen scandal widens By Mark Thompson and Ivana Kottasova   @CNNMoney Volkswagen is being engulfed by a growing crisis over its attempt to make millions of diesel cars appear cleaner than they are. The scandal broke Friday, when U.S. regulators said the German company had programmed some 500,000 vehicles to emit lower levels of harmful[…]

UNIDOS en el Sur de California: Ingeniero de UC Riverside lanza campaña atmosférica ‘fAIR4all’

Septiembre 21, 2015 06:27 AM ÁNGELA MARÍA NASO anaso@pe.com RIVERSIDE – Al joven español se le iluminan sus ojos color castaño, al explicar la campaña de aire limpio como derecho humano – fAIR4all (AIRE JUSTO para todos) – que lanzó recientemente ante las Naciones Unidas. Pedro Piqueras, de 24 años, es un estudiante posgraduado e[…]