Mayor helps boroughs target toxic air hotspots
GoalReducing air emissions, improving the environmental situation
ProjectThe funding is part of an air pollution fund of £20 million set up for projects in 29 boroughs, including the electrification of Hackney Council’s fleet of vehicles, installing electric charging stations on lampposts poles in Hounslow and the creation of a courier service in Waltham Forest using environmentally friendly transportation. In addition to the city’s work on new projects aimed at combating pollution, part of the fund will be used to reduce emissions from construction equipment, create walkable streets and support the switch to electric vehicles. The mayor launched the first round of £6 million in funding by visiting business owners on Francis Road in Layton, Va, using delivery services using cargo bikes and electric cars. The project was supported by a £400,000 municipal grant. £20m allocated to tackle air pollution 2019 Launch of last round of funding
ResultsGovernment, citizens: improving the environment
There are several ways to obtain funds for air pollution control projects. Here are some options you can explore:
- Government Grants: Governments at all levels, federal, state, and local, often offer grants for air pollution control projects. These grants can be found through government websites, grants databases, or by contacting relevant government agencies.
- Private Foundations: There are many private foundations that fund air pollution control projects. You can research and apply for grants from organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund, the Sierra Club Foundation, and the Clean Air Trust.
- Corporate Sponsorship: Many corporations have an interest in reducing their carbon footprint and improving air quality. You can reach out to businesses in your area or industry to explore sponsorship opportunities.
- Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or GoFundMe can be used to raise funds for air pollution control projects. This approach is especially useful for smaller-scale projects that can be effectively communicated to a broad audience.
- Partnerships and Collaborations: You can partner with other organizations or individuals to pool resources and expertise for air pollution control projects. This can include collaborations with community groups, educational institutions, or other nonprofits.
- Loans and Bonds: You can explore financing options like loans and bonds to fund air pollution control projects. Many banks and financial institutions offer loans for environmentally sustainable projects, and bonds can be issued to raise capital from investors.
Remember to thoroughly research the requirements and eligibility criteria for each funding option to ensure that you are submitting a competitive application.
Air pollution quality limits are legal limits set by governments and international organizations that establish the maximum allowable concentration levels of pollutants in the air. These limits are designed to protect public health and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution.
The specific air pollution quality limits vary depending on the country and the type of pollutant. Some common air pollutants that are regulated include:
Particulate Matter (PM): PM is a mixture of solid and liquid particles that are suspended in the air. The World Health Organization (WHO) sets the PM quality limits at 10 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) for PM2.5 and 25 μg/m3 for PM10.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2): NO2 is a gas that is produced by combustion processes. The European Union (EU) has set the NO2 quality limit at 40 μg/m3.
Ozone (O3): Ozone is a gas that is formed by a reaction between nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight. The WHO has set the O3 quality limit at 100 μg/m3.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2): SO2 is a gas that is produced by burning fossil fuels. The EU has set the SO2 quality limit at 125 μg/m3.
In addition to these pollutants, there are other pollutants that are regulated by different organizations and governments. It’s important to note that these limits are not static and are subject to change as new research emerges about the health effects of air pollution.