SDG 11 · Indicator

Annual mean concentration of particulate matter of less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5)

μg/m³


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Ratings provide a visual representation of a country’s performance on the indicator.


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SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

Major challenges remain

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Description

Air pollution measured as the population-weighted mean annual concentration of PM2.5 for the urban population in a country. PM2.5 is suspended particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in aerodynamic diameter, which are capable of penetrating deep into the respiratory tract and can cause severe health damage.

Long-Term Objective

Average of 5 best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 6.3.

Reference

IHME (2017). Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017) Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Annual mean concentration of particulate matter of less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5)