Toxic air pollution contributes to more than 7 million deaths a year and causes serious and long-term ill-health to many millions of people. Vehicle emissions are a major cause. The FIA Foundation leads a data-driven campaign to spotlight gross-polluting vehicles causing environmental damage in cities across the world, and to enable change by policymakers, car companies and consumers. And we work with other philanthropies in the Clean Air Fund to pool resources and coordinate action.

Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) is a key contributor to outdoor air pollution. Long-term exposure to high levels of NOx is linked to a range of adverse health outcomes, including respiratory conditions, as well as stroke, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer.



Through our real urban emissions initiative (TRUE) the FIA Foundation and partners including ICCT and C40 Cities are using roadside sensors to measure real world emissions of cars, motorcycles, taxis and buses on city streets.

Through TRUE we are providing major data to cities including London, Paris, Brussels and New York. In London, for example, our research has highlighted the impact of black cabs on air pollution, enabling the Mayor to adjust policy to regulate vehicles and clean the air.

As a partner in the Clean Air Fund, we work alongside other philanthropies to improve data, raise public awareness, increase sector funding and deliver policy change. Clean air is a human right!


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