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Training Materials | Understanding air quality and its role in urban mobility

Aguilar Réka

Website Manager


This training's main objective is to introduce air quality and its role in urban mobility

  • Developed by: L'Agence de l'environnement et de la maîtrise de l'énergie (ADEME) & Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
  • Level of Expertise: Fundamental
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: Environment, Climate, Air quality, Mitigation
  • Time (minimum): 1h45'


This training set aims to raise awareness of the interlinkages between urban mobility and air quality by explaining the latter and why it matters. It also depicts the distinction between air pollution and global emissions (greenhouse gases). Air pollution is one of the most significant concerns in cities worldwide as it directly affects people’s health and quality of life. Therefore, enhancing air quality management should be at the core of any urban policy, as many of the economic activities that take place in the urban environment currently emit local air pollutants. In addition, mobility and transport activities in cities are significant contributors to air pollutant emissions in a city. The training set showcases examples of addressing air quality through sustainable urban mobility planning

Training Objectives

  • Understand the difference between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution
  • Identify the primary air pollutants, their sources and their impact on health
  • Understand the difference between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution

Indicative agenda

  1. Basic notions of air quality, air pollutants and emissions source
  2. Correlation between air quality and transport: needed data to make a diagnosis
  3. Case studies in a regional globe: the examples of Paris region and Yaoundé

If you are interested in accessing this training material, please get in contact with the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat for any level of support: contact@mobiliseyourcity.net


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