Household air pollution emissions are a major cause of ill health, along with emissions from agriculture. Cooking with solid fuels on traditional stoves generates high levels of health-damaging pollutants, such as particulates and Black carbon. Women and girls who are primarily responsible for cooking, are disproportionately affected by these pollutants.
In the light of the above, Joyful Women and Climate Works have entered into a partnership to conduct a survey entitled “The scale and status of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) on air pollution, climate change and women’s activities in the global south.”
The study will be carried in six counties in Kenya and seeks the following:
- Quantify short-lived climate pollutants on air quality, climate change and household health issues in Kenya.
- Develop app-based model for estimation of SLCPs at household level.
- Model the spatial dispersal of vehicular emission pollutants and map populations at risk in Nairobi County.
- Create awareness creation and sensitize the community on the harmful effect of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants on air quality, climate change and women’s wellbeing.
- Analyze the existing legislative framework on short-lived climate pollutants on air quality, climate change, and Gender.
- Recommend strategies on how to strengthen the integration of SLCPs to NDCs at the national level.
- Academic articles (to be published in leading journals under open access)
- Policy briefs (to be presented at UN conferences and made available online.