INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
International Climate Development Institute is a non-profit organization that focuses on climate change, human rights, intergenerational justice, and developing rights, and actively participates in international activities. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ICDI actively implement the SDG13 “Climate Action”. The core belief of the organization is the concern for climate change and the right to human development; that is, when we talk about the adjustment and transformation that human beings need in the face of climate change, developing rights are important as well. With professional knowledge in climate governance, the organization provides assistance of capacity building, energy transformation, and development of adaptation strategies to disadvantaged groups to help them move towards a sustainable life with climate resilience.
Smart Clean Air City - L’Aquila, Italy
L'Aquila, located in central Italy, is part of the Abruzzo Region and is the capital of the Province of L'Aquila.
People in the large metropolitan area around L'Aquila suffer from air pollution and poor air quality. Three major sources of pollutants in this area are motor vehicles on road, buildings in residential areas, and factories in industrial areas. There are as many as 100,000 people who study, work or travel here every day. The huge demand for private vehicles has caused the problem of air pollution in the city.
The project of “SMART CLEAN AIR CITY L’Aquila” aims to develop and test extensively an advanced solution operating at surface level, concerning the reduction of air pollution, applicable in urban centers according to environmental sustainability criteria, with high potential industrial application market, suitable for the chemical transformation of pollutants and, in particular, of the "particulate matter" present in the atmosphere which is the major carrier of organic pollutants and heavy metals.
Air pollution abatement
The Smart Clean Air L'Aquila project yields Air Pollution Abatement (APA), an intelligent and innovative platform that operates the air purification in built-up area. Three features of APA explain the high efficiency and low running costs: adaptability, flexibility and scalability.