Experts gather to discuss fiscal reforms for more efficient fuels and vehicles in Philippines
Posted : May 4, 2017
In response to the Philippine Department of Finance’s proposed vehicle and fuel tax reforms, a workshop in Manila last month brought together more than 50 stakeholders to share knowledge and opinions on the use of fiscal instruments in the promotion of cleaner fuels and vehicles. The April 5 “National Workshop on Fiscal Policies for Promoting… . . Read More
On the road to a low-emission heavy-duty vehicle sector in Asia
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Tae-joong Wang, Senior Research Engineer at Doosan Infracore With South Korea set to introduce new greenhouse gas emissions legislation for vehicles by 2019, the Second Integer Emissions Summit and AdBlue Forum Asia Pacific 2017 in Seoul provided a venue for discussions on more stringent standards for heavy-duty vehicles. The summit, held from April 5-6, involved… . . Read More
Asia’s megacities on different pathways to cleaner air
Posted : April 8, 2017
The April edition of the Air & Waste Management Associations’ EM Magazine features an article from the Clean Air Asia team on the different pathways to cleaner air being traversed by Asia’s megacities’ – pathways that harmonize economic and social development agendas with air pollution mitigation strategies across multiple sectors. This article appears in the… . . Read More
Workshop targets reductions in Vietnam’s industry emissions
Posted : March 31, 2017
In alignment with Vietnam’s efforts to better monitor and regulate industry emissions, a workshop targeting the country’s urea production sector will enable improved reporting of emission estimates, data collection and validation, leading to the development of a national emission inventory. Organized by Clean Air Asia’s Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme)… . . Read More
Vietnam workshops target greening of the freight sector
Posted : March 28, 2017
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Adopting eco-driving in the freight sector will help in reducing the carbon footprint and ensuring environmental sustainability in GMS countries[/pullquote] The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) conducted an Eco-Drive Dissemination Workshop and the Final Workshop on Phase 2 – Green Freight Project Implementation in Lao PDR and Vietnam… . . Read More
National emission inventory development in Mongolia
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With deteriorating air quality becoming a pressing issue for Mongolia’s government, the necessity to bolster emission inventory (EI) capacity is now a priority. At the first of a series of emission inventory trainings in Ulaanbaatar from March 16-17, Clean Air Asia’s Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme), in conjunction with the… . . Read More
Plotting courses for Guidance Framework implementation
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Building on the knowledge and skills of pilot countries to implement Clean Air Asia’s Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities, a five-day workshop helped strengthen the technical capacity of instructors and enabled the identification of potential trainers and opportunities to roll out and expand upon current training modules. The “Course Instructor’s Workshop… . . Read More
Statement of support
Posted : March 22, 2017
Reforming the Taxation Scheme for Petroleum Products and Automobiles in the Philippines Clean Air Asia welcomes the Government’s work to reform the taxation of petroleum products and automobiles in the Philippines.  Such reforms can contribute towards: potentially reducing wasteful consumption of fossil fuels in the transport sector; alleviating rapid motorization by utilizing part of the… . . Read More
Delhi students present air quality solutions for the city
Posted : March 20, 2017
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]You don’t notice how bad the air is until you see it for yourself[/pullquote] There was no shortage of innovation and creative thinking about air pollution issues among students from the three Delhi schools taking part in the “Train for Clean Air: Clean Air for Kids Project”. At a… . . Read More
Can Tho clean air plan avoids air quality pitfalls of development
Posted : March 5, 2017
The development of a Clean Air Action Plan in Can Tho, Vietnam’s fourth largest city, will enable national and local authorities to ensure that, unlike many other cities and countries throughout the region, economic development doesn’t come at the expense of air quality. At a consultation meeting in Can Tho on February 17, Clean Air… . . Read More
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