EDF and our partners are working to better understand air pollution, its behavior and its impact on our health. As part of that effort, we are working in cities across the globe to test new methods. Our teams are learning what works, what kinds of resources are required and how to scale these efforts to empower more cities get involved.
Collaborative efforts, rooted in science
Starting with our first study in Oakland, EDF has convened a diverse group of partners from industry, academia, local government, health care and community environmental justice organizations who are informing our approach and helping us better understand our findings. These efforts have already produced a series of peer-reviewed studies and user-friendly maps that are supporting local organizations, air pollution managers and policymakers create and implement solutions to reduce pollution.
Research supported by EDF’s Global Clean Air program
Health of the Air: Adverse Health Impacts of Outdoor Air Pollution, including from Wildland Fires, in the United States (October 2023)
Methane and Health: Dialogue Series (July 2023)
Geophysical Research Letters: Extreme Smog Challenge of India Intensified by Increasing Lower Tropospheric Stability (June 2023)
Environmental Research: Health: Air pollution and health impacts of oil & gas production in the United States (May 2023)