11.6.2 Air Quality Maintained within Standards (PM10)
BAGUIO DATA SOURCE: Environmental Management Bureau – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR)
Ambient Air Quality is defined by RA 8749 as the general amount of pollution present in a broad area, and refers to the atmosphere’s average purity as distinguished from discharge measurements taken at the source of pollution. In order to monitor the ambient air quality of the country, EMB regional monitoring stations routinely take measurements of criteria air pollutants. In the existing National Air Quality Monitoring Set-up of the DENR EMB, there are sampling equipment located all over the Philippines classified according to type of monitoring and criteria pollutants monitored.
The general amount of pollution present in a broad area. It also refers to the atmosphere’s average purity as distinguished from discharge measurements taken at the source of pollution (RA No. 8749 “An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Air Pollution Control Policy and for other Purposes”).
Number of Air Quality Maintained within Standards of PM10
11.6.2 Air Quality Maintained within Standards (PM10) in the Sustainable Development Goals
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11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.
However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.
The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
Related 11.6.2 Air Quality Maintained within Standards (PM10) Targets
By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management