Introduction to Air Quality Management (Self-Paced)

Introduction to Air Quality Management (Self-Paced)

Introduction to Air Quality Management Welcome to the Open Learning Campus’ introductory course on Air Quality Management (AQM). Air pollution has become a major challenge to global health with the latest estimates from the Global Burden of Disease project suggesting that in 2015, nearly six and one-half million people died prematurely either from air pollution in their outdoor environment or from air pollution associated with the use of solid biofuels for cooking and heating in homes. Unfortunately most of these deaths are now occurring in the developing world. The World Bank is moving to address this major public health challenge through its Environmental Health and Pollution Management business line with the launch of the Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) multi-donor trust fund, through pilot programs to demonstrate how to improve air quality in specific cities, through research to improve our understanding of where air pollution is most prevalent and through learning products such as this online e-learning course. This Air Quality Management series of courses has been created for development professionals, government officials and other partners who want to learn about the fundamentals of air quality management planning. Successful air quality management programs can reduce emissions that lead to air pollution while simultaneously providing other development benefits that accrue locally as well as globally. Benefits can include improved public health, energy savings, economic development, agricultural benefits and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other short-lived climate pollution. We hope this introductory course provides the foundation for establishing such a program in your community and that follow-up courses will provide skills and information on how to monitor air pollution and increase public awareness, how to develop emission inventories and track progress, how to assess the benefits of air quality improvement, how to select control strategies that are most effective and finally these courses will share information on the importance of stakeholder engagement and describe regulatory approaches that have been most effective elsewhere.

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Edward

- Jan 18, 2021
Already done with the evaluation survey. How do we get a certification for completing the course e.g. the evaluation survey? Thank you for all the things we learned as these will greatly help and capacitate us in the abatement of air pollution in our City by crafting new policies and measures e.g. monitoring air pollution and increasing public awareness.

Randy

- Feb 26, 2021
Did you ever get a certificate

MOHAMMAD

- Dec 7, 2020
Nice Course

Muhammad Saud

- Dec 3, 2020
Do we get a certification after completing the course?

Randy

- Feb 26, 2021
Did you ever get a certificate for completion of this course?

Maryam

- Nov 26, 2020
educative sources and an engaging content

Sanusi

- Nov 21, 2020
very educative and valuable. thanks OLC

Maryam

- Nov 26, 2020
yes

Md Abu Zaed

- Oct 21, 2020
informative and valuable sources

Yadanar

- Oct 12, 2020
informative and valuable sources to explore
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