World’s largest real-time air quality databank

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with UN Habitat and IQAir have jointly developed the largest real-time air quality databank, bundling real-time air quality data for particulate matter (PM₂.₅) from thousands of initiatives run by citizens, communities, governments and the private sector.

The platform also allows for individuals to collect data, which gives the double benefits of a larger volume of individual measurements and greater public awareness of air quality. It currently receives data from more than 4,000 providers (including governments) and has a following of more than 15 million users.

Source: UNEP News, 11 February 2020.

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