This self-paced e-course seeks to increase knowledge of the causes and effect of air pollution as well as the international protocols and frameworks on cleaner air. 

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Self-paced course

3.5 hours

Why take this course?

Air pollution impacts our health, environment and economy. The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution causes 7 million deaths every year. Air pollution also causes acidification and eutrophication of ecosystems and leads to global crop losses. In addition, air pollutants can also further exacerbate climate change, and a warmer climate, in turn, also affects air quality and impacts of air pollution.

To improve air quality, UNECE member States have been working successfully since 1979 to reduce air pollution in the region through the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.

This self-paced online course aims to raise awareness about air pollution and its effects, ways to prevent and reduce harmful emissions and the Convention and its protocols as an international framework for cooperation on cleaner air. 

The course at a glance

The course includes 4 modules: 

  • Module 1: The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
  • Module 2: The Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-Level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol)
  • Module 3: The Protocol on Heavy Metals
  • Module 4: The Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Get your Certificate

At the end of the course, learners can take an assessment to receive a certificate of successful completion. Once the certification criteria have been met (passing score 70%) and after filling in a course evaluation form, participants will be able to download their certificate from the course’s webpage.