Dr. Jacqueline Klopp of the Clean Air Toolbox for Cities team was featured on World Resources Institute's podcast "Big Ideas Into Action" discussing clean air action in the context of our USAID-funded collaboration, Clean Air Catalyst.
WRI Tweeted the following quote from Jackie:
#AirQuality is critical. #AirPollution is linked to more than 6 million deaths a year, and it affects everything from the health of our lungs to the health of our planet.— WRI Ross Center (@WRIRossCities) April 23, 2021
New #podcast ft. @jmklopp1 @atmosaction & Ramon Alvarez of @EDFCleanAir https://t.co/8sACLPtJA5 @WRIMexico pic.twitter.com/25msLD1PAF
“Air pollution impacts everybody in a city, but often the poorest folks are subjected to the worst air pollution because of where they live, where they work. In Nairobi the poorest walk, and they walk along highways and they breathe in emissions. They may not have access to electricity so they’re burning biomass when they cook in the evenings. They might work in an industrial zone with factories that are poorly regulated. And so they have these very, very high burdens of air pollution relative to the wealthy.” - Dr. Jacqueline Klopp, Co-Director Center for Sustainable Urban Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University