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Pollutant Emissions 0% open

Burkina Faso

What data is expected?

Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? No


The data about pollutants emissions have been collected and managed by the Department of Sanitation and Prevention of Environmental Risks. The data have been collected the first time in 2007 with the funding from the worldbank, the Belgium Development cooperation and EuropeAid and concern only the city of ouagadougou. The collection have been realised under the "clean air initiative" of the world bank. Since 2007, an other data collection have not been realised yet, due to unavailability of funding. The data is available in the study report that is available at the direction. There is a project initiated by the Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative to use sensors on arduino, to collect pollutants emissions. This will lower the cost and make available real time data.

Reviewer comments




  • yar michl


  • Idriss TINTO