What it takes to improve air quality

Air quality management refers to the entire process of protecting the air quality of a city, region, or nation. The process starts from setting air quality level goals, determining the emission sources, assessing air quality status and its impacts, right up to developing and implementing solutions to reduce emissions. This process involves periodic monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the solutions are effective and target the key pollution sources.

Air pollution is a multi-sectoral issue. As such, engagement of a multitude of stakeholders is pertinent to the success of an air quality management / improvement program. These include national and subnational government agencies, private sector, academia, media, development agencies, and local residents.