Air quality

Jesus Hernandez

September 8, 2021 | México

About unintended consequences

Here wee share very interesting video that relates to unintended consequences. In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes of a purposeful action that are not intended or foreseen.

Unintended consequences can be grouped into three types:

  1. Unexpected benefit: A positive unexpected benefit (also referred to as luck, serendipity or a windfall).
  2. Unexpected drawback: An unexpected detriment occurring in addition to the desired effect of the policy (e.g., while irrigation schemes provide people with water for agriculture, they can increase waterborne diseases that have devastating health effects, such as schistosomiasis).
  3. Perverse result: A perverse effect contrary to what was originally intended (when an intended solution makes a problem worse).

There is also this article from the University of Birmingham that talks about unintended consequences regarding air quality projects.

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Martha Preater

October 7, 2021 | México

Best practices in managing emissions from road transport

Look back to the start of the Community of Practice with this webinar ‘Best practices in managing emissions from road transport’. In this presentation, the themes covered include;

  • direct emission control
  • fuel switching
  • new technology
  • mode shift
  • transport and urban planning
  • air quality monitoring and data
  • communication and engagement 

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Jesus Hernandez

September 20, 2021 | México

Conversation Café Series

We are preparing a series of live conversations with experts on the following topics:

  • Café 1 - Building Inter-institutional Cooperation
  • Café 2 - Empowering the Youth through Education
  • Café 3 - Integrating Gender Perspective in Urban Sustainability

We will confirm the dates soon! But we want to hear you question on this topics to help us plan the experience.

Type in your questions with the Café number in the comments.

Thank you!!!


Estamos preparando una serie de conversaciones en vivo con expertos en los siguientes temas:

Café 1 - Construyendo la cooperación interinstitucional

Café 2 - Empoderar a los jóvenes a través de la educación

Café 3 - Integrando la perspectiva de género en la sostenibilidad urbana

¡Pronto confirmaremos las fechas! Pero queremos escuchar sus preguntas sobre estos temas para ayudarnos a planificar la experiencia.

Escriban sus preguntas con el número de Café en los comentarios.


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Claudia Hernandez

August 15, 2022 | México

Tools and presentations AirQ+

Dear Colleagues, 


We hope this e-mail finds you well. On behalf the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the Pan American Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, we thank you for the participation in the last BreatheLife Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean addressing the topic: "Using AirQ+ to Estimate Public Health Benefits of Advancing Air Quality Objectives in LAC Cities". In this link, we are sharing the the workshop material that will allow replicating the estimations relating air quality and health by using the AirQ+ tool developed by the World Health Organization:

We hope these sessions have been useful for your city/region and we can continue contributing to capacity building in the region.


Best Regards,

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Claudia Hernandez

July 15, 2022 | México

Tools for assessing the health impact of air quality: AirQ software

Greetings colleagues in the Community!

It's been a while since I wrote to you, there is a training that they are giving for Latin America and the Caribbean, but it is applicable to all countries, for the use of the AirQ+ application and its interpretation.

You can download the application and download the manuals.

It is quite simple to use and the World Health Organization itself can clarify doubts and provide training.



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