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Photo credit: Ministerio del Medio Ambiente, Chile

Nominee:

Marcelo Mena Carrasco

Initiative:

Creating and implementing decontamination plans in 14 urban centres

Region:

Latin America and the Caribbean

Pollutants targeted: Black carbon and co-pollutants

 

About

Under Minister Mena Carrasco's leadership Chile has developed policies and “Plans of Prevention and Decontamination of Atmospheric Pollution (PPDA)” for 14 cities, which have led to significant reductions in annual average particulate matter concentrations. The nomination recognizes the Minister's efforts to for create strong synergies between air quality and climate change mitigation.  

Website:

portal.mma.gob.cl

 

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