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11.6.2 Fine Particulate Matter

Definition

The population-weighted exposure to ambient PM2.5 pollution; that is, concentrations of suspended particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diameter.

Data Source(s)

Brauer, M. et al. 2017, for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Retrieved from “https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30505-6/fulltext

11.6.2 Fine Particulate Matter

 
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11.6.2 Fine Particulate Matter Sustainable Development Goals

11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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 Fine Particulate Matter Targets

11.6

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