publication . Article . 2015

Capabilities and Gaps Assessments of Urban Air Quality Manage-ment in Uganda

Amin Tamale Kiggundu;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2015 Journal: Indonesian Journal of Geography (issn: 2354-9114, eissn: 0024-9521, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Abstract
<jats:p>Today, large cities across the globe are facing a pervasive problem of air pollution.  The purpose of this study is to assess the capabilities and gaps in urban air quality management in Uganda as well as proposing strategies for curbing air pollution. This study applied face to face interviews, targeting key informants such as the environmental experts, urbanization researchers and officials from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). Results show that rapid motorization, continued dependence on fossil fuels, open waste burning, biomass burning, industrialization, bushfires and urbanization are the key causes of air pollution in Uganda. T...
Subjects
free text keywords: air pollution;urban air quality;Uganda;air quality management, air pollution, urban air quality, Uganda, air quality management, lcsh:Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, lcsh:G, lcsh:Geography (General), lcsh:G1-922, Urbanization, Environmental planning, Electricity, business.industry, business, Industrialisation, Air quality index, Fossil fuel, Environmental protection, Air quality management, Air pollution, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Vehicle inspection
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