Learn how and why air pollution impacts our health and how to use research and data to inform policy making to improve air quality and public health.
Ambient air pollution is a leading cause of morbidities and premature death. The course provides basic insights into the measurement, modelling and monitoring of exposure to air pollution, its health effects and the overall impact and costs for public health. Clean air policy solutions will be introduced with success stories, “low hanging fruits” and global challenges for the implementation of these policies. Students will explore global examples of policy approaches and strength and limitations in their own countries. Group work of students will draft strategies to adopt at least one clean air policy.
By the end of the course participants will:
At least one facilitator will be on-site in Lugano, and some will join online. Participants are welcomed to join either on-site in Lugano, or online. In case of a change of regional policies (e.g., Covid) or personal reasons, the course could change to online.