In partnership with Arm, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP - WCMC) and the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), we're hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Air an event that explores how innovative technologies can monitor air quality networks in developing regions. This is the first of four events as part of the CW Unplugged: Air, Earth, Fire, & Water programme and will address how enhancing air quality contributes to four of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals:
- Good health and wellbeing
- Affordable and clean energy
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Climate Action
Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental health risks, causing approximately 7 million deaths each year. Across the globe pollutants in our air, specifically Fine Particular Matter (PM), causes respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and is classified as a carcinogen (reference). These pollutants are also contributing to global warming, and ground level ozone poses a threat to our soil and ultimately food security (reference).
This event will showcase two projects in the CGE Global Goals Innovation Cultivator that are developing novel, affordable, appropriate air monitoring technologies. CamBike Sensors and open-seneca, are building mobile air quality sensors modified for the contexts of Nairobi and Buenos Aires and will explore other potential for sensors that can be owned and operated by citizens to raise public awareness and influence policy in developing world cities. We are also happy to announce Emsol - tackling transport pollution. See more information about the ventures and the challenges they're trying to address below and in the agenda.
Bringing together impact investors, designers, engineers, we'll help create solutions to specific challenges currently faced by start up ventures working on Tech for Air.
We would like to invite you to register by clicking 'reserve a place'.