The Clean Air Initiative for Latin America (IAL in Spanish) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of government agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, development agencies, and the private sector managed and coordinated by the Clean Air Institute.

The Initiative will advance members common goals for protecting the health of people exposed to air pollution, while achieving GHG emission reductions and other co-benefits in LAC cities and across the Region. The CAI-LAC vision is to:

  • Support common goals for improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants emissions in LAC countries.
  • Provide a framework for identifying, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policy options and measures.
  • Facilitate information sharing, dissemination of good practices, and alliance building.
  • Build institutional and technical capacity.
  • Increase access to financial and investment opportunities for implementing CO2 reduction actions.
  • Enhance opportunities for innovative solutions.

See the Members page for information on how to join the Initiative.

The Initiative Declaration

Governing Structure

Clean Air Institute: Led by an Executive Director and it’s Board of Directors, the Clean Air Institute is responsible for managing the operations of the Initiative including preparation of the Initiative Strategy. The Institute ensures implementation of the Strategy through the development and execution of the annual work plan and budget.

Initiative Members: Guided by the Initiative Strategy, the members implement collaborative efforts consistent with the Initiative objective.

Advisory Committee: It is proposed that around 20 appointed member representatives will comprise the first Advisory Committee. The Committe has responsiblity for providing guidance and expertise. The Advisory Committee meets annually.