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Aires Nuevos

Aires Nuevos

Aires Nuevos is Latin America's largest Citizen Air Quality Network for Early Childhood. It uses a low-cost sensor-based air quality measurement system to develop local action plans to mitigate early childhood air pollution exposure.

Fundación Horizonte Ciudadano and The Centro de Acción Climática PUCV of Chile collaborated to create Aires Nuevos, with funding from Children 's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Fundación Bernard van Leer.

This initiative is spearheaded by Champions for early childhood “Convergence for Action” a network of more than 90 influential leaders in 18 countries in the region that actively engage in public policy.

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The Aires Nuevos project is a multi-stakeholder association that includes local governments, universities and communities that is established in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. These partnerships will offer locally-led solutions that address air quality issues in various areas that affect children.
Improve the generation and exchange of environmental information from the community to reduce exposure to air pollution in early childhood in Latin America.

Promote the development of regulatory frameworks and public policies that address air quality, placing child well-being and development as a benchmark in Latin America.

Children’s well-being as a benchmark for community living.

Collaborative work as the basis for air quality governance

Community engagement to validate environmental information

The use of scientific data in decision-making

Local actions based on environmental data to make children’s spaces safer.

It is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization, created in 2018 by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and former president of Chile.

The Network of Leaders for Early Childhood “Convergence for Action” is a network of leaders that seeks that the countries and governments of Latin America and the Caribbean give priority to early childhood, in the context of the climate and migration crises.

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaso’s Climate Action Center (CAC) is a national and regional center for the development of applied research in climate adaptation that coordinates and directs the research work of Aires Nuevos universities and ensures the accuracy of air quality data.



Sociologist from the Catholic University of Chile and Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa. She has specialized in the area of ​​development of educational programs on socio-environmental and natural issues, sustainable construction and energy efficiency.
Diploma in Design of Energy Efficient Buildings and in Environmental Education. A native of Punta Arenas, passionate about environmental justice, childhood and orchards.


BA in Business Administration and Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Graduate Certificate in Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard Extension School. She has worked in environmental education, the development of teenage leadership programs in sustainability, and the creation of social projects directed at young people in non-governmental organizations in the United States and Chile.


BA in Business Administration and Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and MBA from the Universidad de Chile. She has 15 years of experience in the state financial sector. Her professional career has been developed in strategic positions in financial and commercial fields. She has also participated in the management of strategic programs, budget management and the creation and promotion of financial products.


Lawyer and graduate in Biological Sciences who has developed a career in environmental issues. He has worked in leadership positions in the NGO world and Academic Centers, as well as an advisor for decision makers, political communication and advocacy on environmental issues, water, energy and mining, and teaching. In addition, he has directly contributed to the construction of public policies and laws in strategic areas for Chile, and works on the design of climate-tech projects.

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Industrial Civil Engineering student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and activist from the Marga Marga Valley. He has worked in the promotion of children’s rights and rights of participation, information and environmental justice, as pillars of the Escazú Agreement. He has experiences in NGOs and territorial environmental organizations; practices environmental education from biodiversity and ecosystem roles.

data analyst

Biochemical Civil Engineer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, currently a master’s degree student in Engineering Sciences with a mention in Biochemistry at the PUCV. He has participated in engineering projects associated with the manufacture of environmental solutions, mainly for air pollution and has had experience in modeling air pollutants, highlighting odors as a local problem. He is passionate about data analysis and converting data into action that protect communities from pollution.
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