|Abstract Title:||The role of philanthropy in filling air quality data gaps|
|Presenter Name:||Mr Matt Whitney|
|Company/Organisation:||Clean Air Fund|
Abstract Information :
Only half of the world’s national governments produced air quality data in some capacity in 2020, with data gaps particularly acute in low-income countries. Recent innovations have the potential to increase data coverage at potentially reduced costs, but widespread adoption requires increased funding for deployment and capacity building.
Philanthropic funding has a key role to play. It can be agile, have a higher tolerance to risk, and catalyse other funding to help projects go to scale.
This talk will provide an insight into the role of philanthropy in filling air quality data gaps, the current state of air quality funding from international donors, the learnings from Clean Air Fund projects, and reflect on future needs and priorities.