The Air Solutions Report is launched!
We are happy to present the Air Solution Report!
This report describes the sustainability challenges of air pollution and presents 20 solutions that originates from the Nordic countries and reduce air pollution from various sources. It is created to inspire readers to act – act to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to reduce air pollution worldwide.
One important component in the creation of the report was the learning process. The owners of the solutions went through a self-assessment of the impact of their solutions on the SDGs, using the SDG Impact Assessment Tool. After that, the submissions were reviewed by an Advisory Panel and given feedback regarding the content of their self-assessments. Included in the Advisory Panel were:
- Johan Boman, Professor in Atmospheric Science at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, at the University of Gothenburg.
- Birgitta Evengård, Professor in Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical Microbiology, at Umeå University, and senior consultant at the Clinic Infectious diseases, Umeå University hospital.
- Dr. Maria Svane, Project Coordinator at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. She has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with emphasis on Atmospheric Science from the University of Gothenburg.
- Dr. Martin Eriksson, Network Manager of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe, at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. Martin has a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Gothenburg.
- Dr. Erik S. Thomson, Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg in the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and is a Docent in Atmospheric Science.
- Johan Mellqvist, Professor in optical remote sensing at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at the Chalmers University of Technology.
- Hans-Christen Hansson, Professor in Air Pollution at Stockholm University.
- Bertil Forsberg is a Professor in Environmental Medicine and head of the Section of Sustainable Health at Umeå University.
The report was launched during the Solutions Initiative Forum – Air on the 28th of August 2019. It was compiled with support from the Gothenburg Air and Climate Network and the Swedish National Committee for Global Environmental Change.