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Reducing air pollution caused by traffic and industries and improving indoor climate

Cities worldwide are facing numerous challenges. Among these, we find air pollution, which is currently a global health issue causing premature deaths of millions each year. Air pollution in cities is predominantly caused by transportation and industry. With urbanisation set to increase significantly, the problem will affect even more people in the future if no action is taken.

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Creating smart, green and liveable cities

By 2030, six out of ten people will live in urban areas. City dwellers must contend with increased congestion, waste and water management issues as well as overcrowded, polluting transportation systems. All of this poses direct negative effects on citizens’ physical health and wellbeing. This is the reason why the United Nations has chosen to focus specifically on sustainable cities and communities in their Sustainable Development Goal number 11 (SDG 11).
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