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Climate Action4Clean Air
On 4 February 2022, as part our Climate Action4Clean Air (CA4CA) programme, our partners Antarprerana Pvt. Ltd. and Institute for Learning Solutions (ILS) organized a virtual interaction programme, ‘Policy perspectives on air pollution mitigating solutions in Bhutan and Nepal’. The CA4CA incubation and mentorship programme, under our Atmosphere Initiative, engages youth and start-ups in developing viable solutions to combat the negative impacts of air pollution in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
Innovative business solutions to decrease air pollution
Happening on Feb 3, 2022 (Thurs) from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM Nepal time via zoom link.
Happening on Feb 2, 2022 (Wed) from 11 to 1 pm Nepal time via zoom link
Through the Climate Action4Clean Air Innovations, we seek to foster an environment to develop enterprise-friendly viable air pollution solutions by mobilizing youth to respond air pollution impacts on environment and society. This is a step towards establishing a regional platform to promote enterprises and start-ups to come up with and showcase simple, practical and sustainable solutions.
We are inviting enterprises, start-ups and organizations from Bhutan and Nepal to share innovations that mitigate air pollution. We encourage applications from all sectors focusing on air pollution solutions. These can include innovative products, technological innovations and/or process innovations to reduce air pollution from industrial, agricultural, business and household-hold levels. We will prioritize solutions pertinent to industries, household use, crop residue and garbage burning.
We welcome proposed business solutions or practices that are economically viable, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly. Tested air pollution solutions or technologies with potential for scaling up and reducing pollution will be of critical value. Start-ups working on mitigating air pollution through their business solutions in the transport, residential, industrial, construction, and agricultural sectors can also apply.
To apply for this event the following criteria must be met by applicants:
Open House Call
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Air pollution has had profound impacts on the health, environment, economy, and food security of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Pollutants have reached alarming levels, threatening the health of millions in the region, particularly women, children, elderly, and the poor.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have a strong emphasis on reducing pollution, specifically, SDG 3.9 – “substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals, and air, water and soil pollution and contamination” by 2030. SDG 7 (clean energy) and SDG 9.4 (clean technologies and industrial processes) are also related to air pollution. For more than two decades, we have been generating and sharing knowledge, and working with a wide range of regional stakeholders to improve local and regional air quality through monitoring and assessment, understand the implications of transboundary air pollution, and implement localized solutions.
Through this two-decade experience, it has become clear that air pollution solutions require coordination, cooperation, and innovation from all sectors, especially in mobilizing youth and spreading awareness. There is an urgent need to build an enabling environment and to explore practical, cost-effective, and proven pathways for mitigating air pollution by combining science, policy, governance, and technological solutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the need to mobilize opportunities to address climate pollutants and market-based solutions as part of the recovery process.
Call for applications
Call for application deadline, application screening, boot camp for pitching & pitching competition, Cohort launch
Cohort graduation and Cross learning
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