Children in India will be the latest to benefit from a brochure developed in the University’s Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE).

Surrey’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

International coalition

“We met Professor Kumar during his visit to Chandigarh and planned to work together,” says Dr Suman Mor, chairperson of the Department of Environment Studies at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and the former coordinator of the Centre for Public Health. “He came to know about our work on Kids, Vaayu and Corona comics, which were released by the Indian Health Ministry in March to create awareness and motivate children to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This led to the natural collaboration of the school guidebook.

“The brochure and its simple steps to combat air pollution seemed like a natural point of coalition between us.”

“We hope to share it with schools, parents and children, plus other stakeholders working for children's welfare. It’s a small step, but it can pave the way to initiate action for air pollution reduction.”