The National Air Quality Agenda 2031 (Arabic, PDF, 500 KB) provides a general framework to lead and align federal and local government entities and the private sector to monitor and effectively manage air quality and reduce air pollution for a healthy and safe environment.
The agenda sets out trends, initiatives and projects that will be launched in the coming few years to address air pollution in four focus areas:
- ·outdoor air quality
- indoor air quality
- ambient odour
- ambient noise.
To achieve its targets, the National Air Quality Agenda outlines key enablers, which include:
- establishing a clear and robust policy and an institutional framework
- enhancing technical and human resource capacities
- promoting scientific and academic research
- leveraging advanced technology
- facilitating access to financial resources.
The agenda is built upon three pillars:
- monitoring – this refers to the actual measurement of air pollution and related parameters
- mitigation – this involves a broad range of existing, planned and required actions that will be taken to reduce levels of pollutants and exposure to it
- management – these involve measures that will allow for interventions and initiatives to be effectively implemented, tracked and controlled to reach the overall goal of improved air quality.
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