Quezon City selected for international air pollution reduction program
Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government was selected to an international program that will provide support and technical assistance on reducing air pollution.

Quezon City is the only Philippine city chosen to participate in the 2020-2021 Air Quality Technical Assistance Program of C4, a global initiative of cities that is focused on dealing with climate change-related issues.

The program will provide participants with support to accelerate air quality improvements, including through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, technical assistance, capacity building and creating new tools and resources.

The project is supported by Clean Air Fund, a philanthropic initiative with a mission to tackle air pollution around the world.

Through the program, C40 will support Quezon City in the conduct of an air quality baseline study by evaluating existing air pollution data and deploying a new network of air quality monitoring sensors.

The city’s environmental protection and waste management department will take the lead in project delivery, in coordination with other local agencies and stakeholders.

“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.

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