India Clean Air Connect aims to help unlock barriers to air quality action in India at scale
Our goal is to support greater coordination, & collaboration across people working on air quality from diverse expertise and geographies
Visit the air quality champion map
India Clean Air Connect is a response to air quality convenings hosted by the India Climate Collaborative, Clean Air Fund, ClimateWorks Foundation and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation in 2019 and 2020.
India's air pollution is not limited to one city or one source
Solving for India's air pollution crisis means:
Aligning efforts across different disciplines to address multiple sources of pollution
Improving air quality in all 124 non-attainment cities, 73 polluted industrial clusters and more
Amplifying and strengthening existing efforts and networks
124 Non-attainment cities
73 Critically polluted industrial clusters
If your work seeks to improve India’s air quality through communication, advocacy, research, policy change, planning, litigation, community engagement or market-based solutions, join #IndiaCleanAirConnect
What are we doing?
We aim to understand how air quality work can be best supported.
1. How can philanthropic funding be more strategically channeled to support urgent and impactful air quality work?
2. How can existing knowledge, skills, expertise be leveraged to augment our individual efforts and collective impact?
Our key goal:
Support greater coordination, alignment on goals, and collaboration across people working on air quality from diverse expertise and geographies.
How will it impact your work?
Make organizations and their work visible to the larger ecosystem including funders
Help find like-minded individuals, organizations and networks to partner with
Discover sources of knowledge, expertise and funding opportunities
Know needs and priorities of actors in the local ecosystem around you
Take stock of our collective experience and progress in addressing air pollution so far
How are we doing it?
We are asking you!
We are engaging with hundreds of people across the country that are working across different regions, from scientists to lawyers, journalists, campaigners, entrepreneurs, planners, doctors, policy professionals, researchers and public health workers.
Document air quality work that is underway in India, who is doing it and where it is being done
Aggregate trends of challenges faced in air quality work, gaps in knowledge, funding and collaborations that support work as well as opportunities for impact
Understand shared priorities by sector, discipline and region
What is the output of this exercise?
Convening - May 2021
We aim to assimilate these voices and insights and reflect them back, like a mirror to this large air quality ecosystem, at an air quality community convening in May 2021. This will provide better context to inform individual efforts as well as create common ground to co-build pathways for collective action.
Air quality champion map
We aim to create a map of the air quality champions working in different regions and problem areas across the country to encourage local support systems and collaborations.
"when towns like Singrauli or Korba breathe clean air, Delhi will too"
- Shweta Narayan, HEI, India