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Malaysia to host BAQ Conference for the first time in 2018
Posted : September 20, 2017
In a first for the country, Malaysia has been confirmed as the host of Clean Air Asia’s 10th Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference in 2018. The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on September 14 with next year’s co-organizer, the Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia (MyCAS), officially kicked off the preparations for Asia’s… . . Read More
Students take a walk on the wild side in Metro Manila
Posted : September 5, 2017
A lack of accessible sidewalks and infrastructure, obstructed walkways, poor drainage and high concentrations of particulate matter were among the findings of students from Malabon National High School in Metro Manila during a walkability and air sensing activity on August 19 to document the air quality and mobility challenges facing their community. Equipped with portable… . . Read More
Mr Trucker Campaign sees 7.4% fuel savings for Chinese drivers
Posted : August 23, 2017
Improving eco-driving skills helped Chinese truck drivers to achieve an average of 7.4 percent savings in fuel consumption, according to the latest report from Mr Trucker Campaign. The campaign, initiated by Clean Air Asia and co-organized by the China Green Freight Initiative, the China Road Transport Association, the R&D Center of China FAW Group Corporation,… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia joins the BreatheLife campaign
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Clean Air Asia is proud to partner with the global BreatheLife campaign in improving air quality in cities throughout the region. The BreatheLife Campaign, jointly undertaken by the World Health Organization, UN Environment and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, is aimed at reducing air pollution and helping cities reap the climate benefits of healthier… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia launches Clean Air Knowledge Network in India
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Clean Air Asia’s recently launched Clean Air Knowledge Network (CAKN) serves as a knowledge hub for research and technical assistance for air quality stakeholders throughout India. The CAKN connects air quality experts and practitioners and promotes best practices from different regions, and in so doing supports policymakers and other stakeholders in air quality management. The… . . Read More
Podcast: Bjarne Pedersen on sustainable transport and emissions
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Clean Air Asia Executive Director Bjarne Pedersen speaks to journalist Johanna Son as part of the “50 Years of ASEAN – Still Waiting for Social and Ecological Justice” podcast series, in part three on “Sustainable Transport and Emissions”: https://soundcloud.com/boellstiftung/50-years-of-asean-33-sustainable-transport-and-emissions?in=boellstiftung%2Fsets%2F50-years-of-asean . . Read More
Asia’s cities the drivers of change in reducing transport emissions
Posted : July 19, 2017
With transport representing a significant source of Asia’s air pollution, sustainable-mobility and low-emission urban development strategies provide cities with opportunities to reap multiple economic, environmental and societal co-benefits from improved air quality. “Transport is essential in maintaining economic growth and improving societal wellbeing throughout the region,” said Clean Air Asia Environment Researcher Kathleen Dematera, speaking… . . Read More
Can Tho Clean Air Action Plan finalized
Posted : June 5, 2017
The handover of Can Tho city’s Clean Air Action Plan on May 23 marked another step forward in Vietnam’s proactive measures to address air pollution and will help the city to address the air quality challenges being faced elsewhere in Asia. The Clean Air Action Plan – developed under Clean Air Asia’s  cooperation agreement with… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia welcomes new Director of Programs
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Clean Air Asia welcomes to the team Alan Silayan, who joins us as the new Director of Programs. Mr Silayan has more than 12 years of experience, eight of which have involved developing the Philippine carbon credit market to see low-carbon technology systems implemented locally. He has worked in the private sector, with multilateral agencies,… . . Read More
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
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