With expertise in public engagement, Enjoy The Air helps communities shape a vision to deliver clean air for enhanced health, climate change, and biodiversity outcomes.
Cities are home to heavy consumption, granting them a market power that could be used to promote lower-emission electricity, water and wastewater systems, and pivot to green construction and mobility choices. While cities with significant populations and economic contributions are politically influential, often help is needed to understand the science and make the case to fund change.
Urban areas have a high concentration of emission sources: vehicles, buildings, industrial activity, waste, and wastewater, not to mention large numbers of people cooking heating, lighting, and cleaning.
Even the trees in cities sometimes pollute; while they may provide colling and control stormwater, on warmer days their leaves release volatile organic chemicals that contribute to ozone formation. The inevitable interaction of urban emissions with pollution from agriculture, forest fires, crop burning, and power plants in neighbouring areas only aggravates matters.