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Clean Air Scorecard tool aids Philippine airshed management
Posted : January 19, 2017
Representatives from cities throughout the Philippines were trained in the use of Clean Air Asia’s Clean Air Scorecard tool to assess their air quality management capacity in order to systematically address the air pollution challenges facing cities and, more broadly, airsheds nationally during a three-day workshop in December. In collaboration with the Department of Environment… . . Read More
ASEAN countries unite to tackle air pollution and climate change
Posted : December 13, 2016
With a better understanding of the many benefits of coordinated air pollution and climate change mitigation strategies, ASEAN countries strengthened their commitment to collaboratively address regional air quality issues during a three-day Clean Air Asia capacity building workshop in Manila. The “Realizing Co-benefits through Air Pollution Reduction Strategies and Climate Change Policies” workshop from November… . . Read More
Bandung the driving force behind changes to motorists’ behavior
Posted : December 8, 2016
Faced with deteriorating air quality and a growing number of private vehicles plying the streets, the city of Bandung in Indonesia played host to an eco-driving workshop to promote the broader adoption of more environmentally sound and cost-effective driving practices. The workshop – organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Clean Air Asia,… . . Read More
Strengthening air pollution reporting in the Philippines
Posted : December 2, 2016
With air pollution now the world’s single greatest environmental health risk, costing millions of lives around the world each year, and with Asia bearing the brunt of the crisis, it’s imperative that the media are at the forefront of awareness-raising efforts. To strengthen the Philippine media’s understanding of air quality issues and the complexities involved… . . Read More
Transport stakeholders devise eco-driving communication plans in Jakarta
Posted : November 29, 2016
Addressing the pressing need to reduce vehicle emissions in Indonesia’s capital, transport stakeholders developed a comprehensive communications action plan to promote the broader uptake of eco-driving practices among Jakarta’s private vehicle owners at a two-day strategy development workshop. The November 24-25 workshop – part of the second phase of Clean Air Asia’s Eco-Driving Program in… . . Read More
Science-based policymaking mechanism the key to clean air in China
Posted : November 28, 2016
The 12th China City Air Quality Management Workshop, organized by the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (FECO-MEP) and Clean Air Asia and co-organized by Chengdu Environmental Protection Bureau (Chengdu EPB) in Chengdu from November 15-16, introduced a science-based policy-making mechanism for cities to meet the 2017 air quality targets required… . . Read More
Workshop inspires city networks to promote Clean Air Certification
Posted : November 22, 2016
The “2016 International Environmental Partnership Cities Clean Air Partnership and Air Pollution Control Strategies Exchange Workshop” in Taipei, organized by Clean Air Asia and the International Environmental Partnership from November 1-2, provided a venue at which to engage participants in the Clean Air Certification initiative, which recognizes cities for their actions to improve air quality.… . . Read More
Strengthening industrial VOCs emissions control in Hebei
Posted : November 11, 2016
A two-day training on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has enabled environmental protection officials in China’s Hebei Province to strengthen their capacity to control emissions from major industrial sources. The training for more than 230 staff from 203 local environmental protection agencies in Hebei, conducted by Hebei’s Department of Environmental Protection, the Asian Development Bank and… . . Read More
Workshop on coal-fired boiler control supports fight against haze in NE China
Posted : November 10, 2016
Environmental protection staff from 15 cities in northeast China gathered in Dalian last month to strategize air pollution control measures for coal-fired boilers. The two-day workshop from October 20 to 21, organized by the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (FECO), Clean Air Asia and the Dalian Environmental Protection Bureau,… . . Read More
Training empowers cities to better identify and address emissions sources
Posted : October 4, 2016
Continuing to build the air quality management capacity of cities throughout the Philippines, the Train-for-Clean-Air (T4CA) initiative has helped Santa Rosa, Pasig and Legazpi develop emissions inventory work plans that will enable improved identification and quantification of the sources and levels of ambient pollutants. The work plans, which complement the cities’ existing environmental plans, were… . . Read More
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