Introduction to Air Quality Management (Self-Paced)
Self-Paced eLearning

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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Daniel Fasalie

- Nov 24, 2022
student pursuing masters


- Nov 2, 2022
the content of this course is really necessary as an eye opener


- Nov 1, 2022
This course is an interesting course because it gives all of the details in air quality management that a beginner needs to know before progressing to advanced levels

Mwankhongono-zao Roy

- Oct 5, 2022
It was a really eye opening and insightful session. The various resources shared will surely build activities in the air quality space and increase the rate at which sensitization will be done in the community.


- Aug 8, 2022
I am really enjoy the content of this course and it helpfully actually

Mohammad Rashe Dun

- Mar 28, 2022
Great experience, and wonderful course , However ,am done with the course , any certificate ?


- Nov 24, 2021
very educative course. looking forward to enroll to other related courses.


- Nov 16, 2021
Very interesting and educative.


- Nov 16, 2021
Great experience, and knowledge gained. is there any certificate?

Mohamed Sahid

- Nov 13, 2021
Wow, wonderful course , However ,am done with the course , any certificate ?
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