Helping a billion people breathe cleaner air
The problem: Air pollution is a global public health crisis and the fourth leading cause of death globally. Nine out of 10 people around the world breathe unhealthy air, and burning fossil fuels is both the largest source of air pollution and the biggest cause of climate change.
What we’re doing about it: We’re working to help 1 billion people breathe cleaner air in this decade. By pinpointing local pollution in countries around the world, we’re giving policymakers, community groups and the private sector the tools they need to reduce pollution and hold polluters accountable.
Our work reducing air and climate pollution
The unequal burden of air pollution
- Interactive tool
Air tracker shows path pollution takes through neighborhoods
How are our air and climate connected?
EDF launches “Reversing Childhood Asthma” education campaign
Slashing air pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean
Air pollution varies dramatically — new tech helps us see it
Read the latest articles, blogs and press releases on clean air.
EDF Experts Testify in Support of EPA Proposals to Reduce Tailpipe Pollution from Cars, Mercury Pollution from Power PlantsPress release,
EDF Welcomes EPA Proposal to Limit Climate Pollution from Power PlantsPress release,
Colorado Legislature Passes Bill Strengthening State’s Climate TargetsPress release,
Texas Explosion Underscores Need to Hold Polluters Accountable, Protect Community HealthPress release,
Our clean air experts
We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to our clean air work. Meet some of the people who make it happen.
Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities
Associate Chief Scientist
Lead Senior Scientist, Health
Manager, Global Clean Air China / Environmental Policy
U.S. Policy Director, Global Clean Air Initiative
Senior Policy Director, Global Clean Air
Today, more than ever, we must protect people, especially the most vulnerable, from environmental pollution. EDF is a critical partner in this effort.
Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.
American Public Health Association
(202) 572-3396 (office)
(202) 905-5718 (mobile)