Global Future Council on Clean Air

Council mission and objectives

The lockdown measures to contain coronavirus transmission have caused a drastic reduction in air pollution from industrial, commuting and travel activity around the globe. As economies restart, there is a risk of underinvestment in the green agenda and prioritization of economic recovery “at all costs”. However, by leveraging the growing public and political awareness of the health impact of air pollution, we can save lives and accelerate climate action. The Global Future Council on Clean Air comprises experts from across mobility, health, energy and cities. The council will drive thought leadership and inform cutting-edge solutions; look for opportunities for innovating, shaping and scaling collective progress; and support the World Economic Forum in building a concerted multistakeholder action agenda on ambient air pollution. The mandate and deliverables will be further defined with the council members.

Forum Council Managers:
- Shannon Engstrom, Specialist, Sustainability Initiatives, Supply Chain & Transport Industry, World Economic Forum
- Roderick Weller, Project Lead, Clean Air, Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum

Mobilizing thought leadership for impact

The Global Future Councils serve as a brain trust for leaders from government, business and civil society, and support the Forum’s mission by bringing together experts bound by a shared mission to discuss the most critical issues, generate insights and analysis, and collaborate in shaping agendas.


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