Air pollution caused by the transportation sector and industrial facilities is a global challenge that affects the lives of millions of people. Each year, air pollution is the cause of more than seven million premature deaths, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). As more and more people move to the cities, where air pollution is most prevalent, this number will inevitably increase.
Reducing air pollution requires a focus on separating harmful particles from smoke and exhaust. Moreover, reducing the source of emissions by encouraging public transportation and cycling in the cities can also drastically improve the air quality in densely populated areas. Finally, improving indoor air quality can significantly improve the well-being and health for residents and workers, while at the same time ensuring a great potential for energy savings.
Clean air in cities, shipping, agriculture and industry production is a matter of global health. Consequently, this white paper highlights some of the best practice examples of Danish clean air solutions, which can be implemented in different sectors to reduce ambient air pollution.
Partnership with Google on measuring air pollution in Copenhagen
A new partnership with Google allows measurements of air pollution in Copenhagen street by street. The partnership supports the City Council’s focus on air quality in Copenhagen and creates new opportunities for emissions and particulate pollution initiatives.
Reducing air pollution from cruise ships in the Port of Copenhagen
The City of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Malmö Port and CPH City & Port Development have entered into a cooperation to get more green solutions in the Port of Copenhagen and to limit emissions from cruise ships. The first step is the design of an onshore power supply in the North Harbour.
The world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries set sail
New name, new style: The previously named HH Ferries Group, which operates the busy ferry route between the Danish and Swedish coastal towns of Helsingør and Helsingborg has not only changed its name to ForSea Ferries to reflect its environmental strategy, but has also officially launched its two long-awaited, solely battery-powered passenger ferries, which are the largest of their kind.
District heating in Beijing – the best air polution abatement
The District Heating in Beijing is of interest in a Danish perspective. Beijing was the first city to study and use the experience from the district heating system in Greater Copenhagen. In 1984, Chief Engineer Zeng Xiang Lin started to study the system. In the years to come, Danish Consultants provided assistance financed by DANIDA. In […]
The Case for Healthy Buildings – Schools
Children spend enormous amounts of time in classrooms and are affected by the indoor environment quality (IEQ) and a crucial component of it is the indoor air quality (IAQ). The age and quality of buildings that house a school, location of windows, ventilation systems if any, wind speed and direction and proximity to roads, intersections […]