Reduced air quality

Climate change is contributing to reduced air quality in Te Moananui Oceania, posing challenges for public and ecological health. Drivers include: increased temperatures increasing the formation of ground-level ozone; changing weather patterns leading to more frequent bushfires which release smoke and particulate matter into the air;  and rising sea levels and ocean acidification, potentially impacting air quality indirectly through complex ecological interactions. The following nature-based solutions may be useful to address reduced air quality.