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Climate and air quality observatories at the heart of the transition
Dominique Robin and Victor Hugo Espinosa discussed with many personalities so that these tools are widely shared: Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environment of the WHO , Flavien Joubert, Seychellois Minister of the Environment, but also many leaders from around the world (Colombia, Honduras, Congo, Madagascar, Chile, etc.)
During COP22 in Marrakech, our two structures had already emphasized the importance of integrating air quality into the decisions made by the participants. In September 2021, the World Health Organization set new guidelines for global air quality, which demonstrated that there is a long way to go, including in Europe. Last year, during the IUCN congress, Emmanuel Macron spoke about bringing together the agendas between climate and biodiversity.
This COP27, again on African soil, was an opportunity to recall the central role of measuring progress and sharing it. Performance measurement was recalled by the Minister for Energy Transition and the Secretary of the OECD during a conference given at the France Pavilion.
Indeed, the French model of approved associations, such as AtmoSud, provides both technical quality, but also through its plural governance a guarantee of confidence in the information produced relating both to greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse and pollutants having a health impact.
Air and Me and Air Module two open source tools to share widely to better preserve the air of children at school
The preservation of air quality, in particular in spaces that welcome young people (schools, nurseries,) is a universal and shared cause. Raising awareness and teaching children good practices for maintaining good quality air requires the implementation of clear, readable and educational tools and solutions. So many challenges that AtmoSud and the Air and Me Federation strive to meet year after year by developing innovative technical solutions or by relying on the help of associations such as AirCarto which develops Air Module kits. that children can build all over the world with makers.
Dominique Robin presented three tools dedicated to teachers and youth workers.
The Air and Me educational program developed in collaboration with the eponymous structure led by Victor-Hugo Espinosa: A program on air pollution made up of animated slide shows, quizzes, videos, educational guides containing additional information, figures keys, definitions, practical work, educational advice to support teachers, parents and activity leaders wishing to make children aware of air quality. The Air Module, created within the Fablab of AtmoSud and developed since with AirCarto An innovative technology dedicated to air quality, designed around 2 main axes: The integration of qualified and modular sensors, such as CO2, fine particles and the comfort parameters of a closed space (temperature, humidity). Display in a clear and legible way on a screen present on the sensor, the essential information for a good real-time assessment of the indoor air quality. The development of the concept of school engagement programs, initiated within the framework of the Diams project, intended to organize and animate the mobilization and the setting in motion of the various actors in favor of the quality of the air of the children. This approach begins with the youngest with Air et Moi.