Open Air Quality Data: The Global State of Play

Access to reliable and standardised air quality data is critical for effective action to reduce air pollution. The report, Open Air Quality Data: The Global State of Play’ by OpenAQ, a Washington DC based international NGO, released on 09 July, 2020 reveals the huge gaps that exist in access to air quality data—in just over half of the 212 countries examined for the report, the government does not produce any air quality data for major pollutants. The authors acknowledge that while data is not the solution to air pollution it is the critical piece of information that underpins all action to address air pollution.

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