22 September 2018

Ethiopia: Addis Joins Mega-Cities Partnership

Addis Abeba joined the Mega-Cities Partnership Program last week to analyse and control air pollution health risks.

The project is designed to assist the city's environmental bureau in making definitive conclusions on the priority emissions sources it should control. Coupling those ambient pollutant measurements with techniques to estimate the baseline health and environmental effects, as well as other economic implications are also considered.

The air pollution in Addis Abeba is mainly caused by the exhaust from vehicles and the industries that encircle the city, according to the study conducted by the Authority.

The city has currently three air quality control towers.

"We have finalised collecting essential data to implement air quality control," said Alemi Assefa, head of the Addis Abeba Environmental Protection Authority. "We will get into implementation by the end of next year," she added.

The partnership includes data collection and review, air quality management training and communications and development of an air quality management plan for the capital.

The project is supported by experts from the United Nations and the US's primary environmental agency.


These Are the Women in Ethiopia's Downsized Cabinet

For the second time since becoming Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed formed a new cabinet today. But unlike the… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Addis Fortune. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.