Air indicators infographic
Infographic of the Canadian Environment Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program’s Air Indicators, describing impacts, promoting CESI interactive data map, and listing CESI’s partners.
The infographic presents information on the Canadian Environment Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program’s Air Indicators.
There are more than 50 Canadian environmental sustainability indicators tracking Canada's performance on key environmental issues in the follow 5 areas:
- Wildlife and habitat
Air indicators help Canadians better understand their environment. They provide information on emissions of key air pollutants and their effects on the quality of the air we breathe, as well as the human health impacts related to air pollution.
Key impacts of air pollution
Poor air quality affects the environment, our health and our economy. Managing it sustainably can help protect biodiversity, prevent premature deaths and save Canadians money.
- Acid rain
- Decrease in crop productivity
- Decrease forest health
- Decrease in biodiversity
- More than 15 000 premature deaths every year
- Economic costs of $120 billion every year
Explore local data in your area
Through the CESI interactive maps, explore up-to-date national, regional and local environmental indicators. Use our maps to find out about emissions and concentrations of key air pollutants in your area.
Find our maps on Google EarthTM, or by searching "CESI indicators" on the Government of Canada's Open Data Portal.
Air indicator partners
Working with science programs from Environment and Climate Change Canada (Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory, National Pollutant Release Inventory, Canada-wide Air Quality Database) and Health Canada, we gather timely, accurate and scientifically sound data on the environment, to keep Canadians informed.
CESI Air indicators
- Air pollutant emissions indicators
- Emissions of harmful substances to air indicators
- Air quality indicators
- Air health trends indicators
- Population exposure to outdoor air pollutants indicator
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