Climate change and air pollution
Read the blog post by Yoyo Wegerdt of the Green Climate Fund and SEI’s Johan Kuylenstierna, posted on the website of the Independent Evaluation Unit of the Green Climate Fund, on the links between climate change and pollution — two of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Air pollution negatively impacts the SDGs, and harms important sectors in society, such as agriculture and forestry.
The authors propose that the Green Climate Fund should leverage the links between air pollution and climate change. For example, “by assessing the impact of climate interventions on harmful air pollutants, GCF-funded interventions can quantify the multiple-impacts of these actions for human health.”