THE STATE OF GLOBAL AIR QUALITY FUNDING 2023 METHODOLOGY
25 September 2023
SCOPE OF THE ANALYSIS 2.1 DEFINITIONS The State of Global Air Quality Funding 2023 report shares our analysis of funding for projects that tackle outdoor/ambient air pollution between 2015 and 2021, and compares these flows with funding to projects that may work against the clean air agenda by prolonging the use of polluting fossil fuels. [...] Once the keywords have been applied to project titles and descriptions, and relevant air quality and fossil fuel prolonging projects were extracted and categorised accordingly, the data extracted was double checked to ensure that the classification is accurate.4 4 This is done for all projects amounting, cumulatively, to 95% of the total value of the extracted projects. [...] KEYWORDS 4.1 KEYWORDS FOR AIR QUALITY PROJECTS Keywords to extract air quality projects from the database were developed by Clean Air Fund and CPI, building on the Clean Air Fund’s Methodology Rule Book for the State of Global Air Quality Funding. [...] TABLE 4.1 LIST OF KEYWORDS FOR EXPLICIT AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS Keywords Air quality funding type Risk of false positive air + management Outdoor air quality Yes air + measurement Outdoor air quality Yes air + measure Outdoor air quality Yes air + modelling Outdoor air quality The State of Global Air Quality Funding 2023 - Methodology 9 Keywords Air quality funding type Risk of false positive air. [...] TABLE 4.2 LIST OF PROPOSED KEYWORDS FOR POLLUTANTS AND THEIR EFFECTS Keywords Air quality funding type Risk of false positive sulphur dioxide Outdoor air quality sulfur dioxide Outdoor air quality sox Outdoor air quality Yes so2 + emissions Outdoor air quality Yes so2 + reduce Outdoor air quality Yes so2 + remove Outdoor air quality Yes sulphur oxides Outdoor air quality sulfur oxides Outdoor air.