Christian Saravia founded Ambente in 2019 to close air quality data gaps in Guatemala. Today, the network has resulted into a network of 10 real-time low-cost sensors across Guatemala City. To address the lack of air quality policies and guidelines by the Government of Guatemala, Christian would like to develop a real-time air quality information platform and convene stakeholders and conduct air quality capacity building workshops.
“During my Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management in Germany in 2016, my primary focus was on air quality management. However, when I tried to access data related to air quality, I quickly realized how scarce it was with an insufficient number of reference-grade monitors and the lack of publicly available data. This realization led me to create Ambente and establish an air quality network.” – Mr. Christian Saravia
Country Profile (Argentina): Opportunity Score 9.8 (High): Annual average PM2.5 levels are more than 5.5 times the WHO guideline. There is no public PM2.5 data produced by the government, nor is there a national ambient air quality standard for PM2.5.