Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities, Inc.

Clean Air Asia’s mission is to promote better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors.

Clean Air Asia uses knowledge and partnerships to:

  • Support national governments in Asia to develop policies and programs that are science-based, stakeholder inclusive, and effective. Integrated policies and plans for air pollution and greenhouse gases that also consider SLCPs, especially black carbon as a component of particulate emissions and ozone, is a central part of our work;
  • Support cities across Asia through clean air assessments, the preparation of Clean Air Reports and Clean Air Action plans and city workshops and training.

International activities

  • Governmental Meetings on Urban Air Quality in Asia in partnership with UNEP since 2006 with Asian environment ministries will be used to raise awareness and build knowledge on SLCP policies and measures.
  • A Road Map for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities will be developed for national governments by CAI-Asia in close cooperation with UNEP, key experts and development organizations and will integrate SLCPs throughout.
  • The Better Air Quality Conference, CAI-Asia’s flagship event since 2002and Asia’s largest event on air quality and related areas will feature SLCPs more prominently.
  •  International Networks and Forums and events through which Clean Air Asia will continue to bring SLCPs higher on the policy agenda and promote technologies and other concrete measures.
  • Clean Air Asia surveys and studies with focus on SLCPs, including Annual Status and Trends publications on Air Quality and Climate Change, and Clean Air Management Profiles for 10 Asian countries.
  • Clean Air Portal as the information hub for policy makers, practitioners and the public, and provides data for over 250 cities and 22 countries in Asia.
  • The Knowledge Partnership for measuring Air Pollution and GHG Emissions in Asia with World Bank and other partners that aims to improve access to emissions data for policies and interventions is relevant to SLCPs.
  • Advancing policies and measures for clean and efficient fuels and vehicles that help reduce SLCPs by making fuels cleaner, by removing exhaust emissions, or by using less fuel.
  • Support diesel exhaust emissions reductions from trucks that include black carbon through establishing national programs, working shippers and truck companies, improve data and promote clean technologies.

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