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BAQ2018 Conference statement
Posted : December 3, 2018
Today marks the conclusion of our 10th Better Air Quality Conference. The theme of this year’s gathering, “Regional Action, Global Impact”, highlights innovation and progressive air quality solutions that will help shape more sustainable future development in Asia and beyond. With the increasingly grim climate change scenarios we now face, it is critical that we… . . Read More
The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau and its staff win the 2018 Kong Ha Award
Posted : November 16, 2018
In recognition of the efforts and impact of two decades of progressive air pollution control measures in China’s capital, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau and its staff are the recipients of the 2018 Kong Ha Award for Excellence in Air Quality Management. The Kong Ha Award for Excellence in Air Quality Management was launched… . . Read More
Report Reveals China’s Key to Cleaner Air and Economic Growth
Posted : November 15, 2018
Clean Air Asia’s “Breakthroughs – China’s Path to Clean Air 2013-2017” report found that China’s air pollution control policies had achieved large-scale air quality improvements in more than 300 Chinese cities in the past five years while its economy continued to steadily grow. The report – released at the 10th Better Air Quality Conference in… . . Read More
The need for commitment and unity emphasized at the launch of the 10th BAQ Conference in Kuching
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Clean Air Asia’s 10th Better Air Quality Conference – Asia’s largest air quality event – kicked off in Kuching, Malaysia, on Wednesday, November 14, with a timely reminder of the need for countries throughout the region to work together to address the critical issue of air pollution. The BAQ conference, running from November 14-16 and… . . Read More
Harmonization of vehicle emission standards vital for ASEAN countries
Posted : November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018 The harmonization of vehicle emission standards is a vital step forward in addressing air pollution in the ASEAN region. Speaking at a press conference during the “Second APEC Workshop on Policy Dialogue on Fuel Economy Platform” at the 10th Better Air Quality Conference in Kuching, Malaysia, on November 13, Malaysian Automotive Institute… . . Read More
Air quality monitoring goes upwardly mobile in Marikina City
Posted : October 31, 2018
An electric vehicle fitted with mobile air sensing equipment will become a familiar sight on the streets of Marikina City in Metro Manila in the coming month following an official handover ceremony on October 26 that will enable more comprehensive citywide air quality monitoring. Clean Air Asia’s Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia… . . Read More
Stakeholders finetune draft of Philippines’ fuel economy labeling program
Posted : October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018 A draft of the Philippine Government’s Vehicle Fuel Economy Labeling Program for light-duty vehicles was presented to key stakeholders at a roundtable discussion in Manila in September. The Vehicle Fuel Economy Labeling Program is part of the development of Particular Product Requirements (PPR) – formerly known as the Implementing Rules and Regulations… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia statement on the IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C report
Posted : October 8, 2018
The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “Global Warming of 1.5°C” special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways makes for sobering reading and should serve as a wake-up call for all on the urgent need to act swiftly and decisively… . . Read More
Multi-sector planning continues for Philippines’ shift to electric two and three-wheelers
Posted : October 1, 2018
October 1, 2018 Stakeholders continue to discuss and take steps towards the integration of electric two and three-wheelers into Philippine urban transport systems. Speaking at a roundtable discussion on September 6 in Manila, United Nations (UN) Environment Programme Officer and discussions facilitator Bert Fabian said the Philippines’ shift to electric vehicles was progressing, and would… . . Read More
Joint statement of Clean Air Asia and the Partnership for Clean Air in support of cleaner fuels
Posted : September 3, 2018
Joint Statement of Clean Air Asia and Partnership for Clean Air in Support of Cleaner Fuels to Protect Filipinos from the Harmful Impacts of Diesel Vehicle Emissions While governing is a constant balancing act, matters of the highest importance, such as the lives and health of people, shouldn’t be compromised no matter the cost. In… . . Read More
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