Air Pollution: Gender and Health

This course focuses on innovative air pollution solutions and best practices, including policy interventions, on gender and public health. The session raises awareness and builds the capacity of stakeholders to identify the most appropriate innovations and use existing and emerging technologies in the development of their air quality policies.


The recommendations from this session, together with the other dialogues will be compiled in a policy brief that will be shared with member States to mainstream adoption of the solutions and provide the basis for a roadmap towards a regional modality or modalities. Materials, including country and expert presentations delivered during the dialogues and best practices and case studies compiled, will be shared through the Knowledge Management Hub and the Issue-Based Coalition on Climate Change Mitigation and Air Pollution (UN entities), UN Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams and with partner institutions.


The session will facilitate peer-to-peer and regional level sharing of lessons learned and allow other partner institutions to share specific technical solutions with country

stakeholders and to strengthen the air pollution data generated by governments and partner institutions. Further, the dialogues will strengthen the community of practice on air pollution which will provide momentum and support for regional cooperation and action.


The policy brief will serve as the foundation for a knowledge-sharing workshop/side event at the 9th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development and could inform potential discussions at the 78th ESCAP Commission Session on a regional modality/modalities to address air pollution (following ESCAP Resolution 75/4, Strengthening regional cooperation to tackle air pollution challenges in Asia and the Pacific).