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Workshop guides future shift to electric two and three-wheelers
Posted : February 7, 2018
The importance of integrating electric two and three-wheelers into urban transport systems in the Philippines was the focal point of a roundtable discussion workshop in November 2017. The workshop, jointly organized by Clean Air Asia and United Nations Environment, brought together government agency representatives and other key stakeholders to discuss plans for the implementation of… . . Read More
2017: A year of growth, expansion and regional air quality gains
Posted : December 14, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, it is with much pride that we look back on a year marked by organizational and programmatic expansion, numerous project successes, fruitful collaborations and partnerships across multiple sectors, and a range of air quality gains throughout Asia. As the air pollution crisis assumes a greater level of urgency and… . . Read More
Taxation reform welcome, but wider scope is needed
Posted : December 2, 2017
Clean Air Asia welcomes the Philippine Senate’s passing of reforms to the taxation of petroleum products and automobiles. These reforms have the potential to significantly reduce wasteful consumption of fossil fuels in the transport sector, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and alleviating rapid motorization by utilizing revenues for projects that improve mass transport systems… . . 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
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
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