We catalyze action for clean air and livable cities in Asia
Clean Air Asia is an international NGO that leads the global mission for better air quality and healthier, more livable cities in Asia. We reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in 1000+ cities in Asia through science-based policies and programs that cover air quality, transport and industrial emissions and energy use.
The Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme) is addressing the growing challenge of air pollution in Asia and is directly contributing to the development of healthier and more livable cities throughout the region. The IBAQ Programme, launched in July 2014 by Clean Air Asia and the Ministry of the Environment of… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia recognizes that cities are on the front lines of the fight against air pollution and climate change, and that managing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions are complex tasks requiring long-term commitment and multi-stakeholder actions at the city level. CCAP aims to provide cities with incentives, direct support, and technical assistance to… . . Read More
The overall outcome of the project is the improved availability and quality of transport data in the Developing Member Countries of the Asian Development Bank, and thus help guide decisions on transport investments and policies, which are in line with sustainability objectives. The impact will be better informed policies and investment decisions in DMCsin support… . . Read More
In China, Clean Air Asia is the only international NGO fully dedicated to air quality work and one of the pioneers in city-level air quality management, having established a city network numbering 13 cities in this regard.
Clean Air Asia India is focused on transport, green freight and sustainable mobility work bringing projects such as the walkability study in Indian cities, the Walkability App, National bus fuel efficiency framework, Green trucks toolkit for India and its case study, online freight brokerage platform etc.
With air quality increasingly becoming a major concern for cities, there is a growing need for powertrain electrification and new clean technologies. In this context, Faurecia and Clean Air Asia are partnering to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry awareness of clean city solutions. The strengthened collaboration will be… . . Read More
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
Clean Air Asia became one of the first foreign NGOs to be officially registered in China in 2018, receiving its registration certificate on March 14 in Beijing, with the Ministry of Environmental Protection as its professional supervisory organization. Clean Air Asia Executive Director Bjarne Pedersen said the registration – which came in the wake of… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia’s biennial Better Air Quality Conference (BAQ) is the region’s leading international air quality conference. It covers the key sectors of transport, energy, industry and climate change, drawing world-renowned experts from multiple sectors, as well as policymakers, practitioners and industry leaders. BAQ provides a venue for the exchange of the latest air quality development and trends, and for networking, innovation, and experience-sharing. Since the first BAQ in 2002, the conferences have proven to leverage change and influence policies, and facilitate the development of new projects and programs throughout Asia and the establishment of innovative partnerships.
Clean Air Asia has been working in China for more than a decade, and in 2005 was the first NGO to have established a city air quality management network throughout the country in collaboration with the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. In the past decade, our China office has conducted more than a dozen nationwide annual air quality management workshops, and numerous regional air quality management workshops and trainings and green-transport-oriented workshops, bringing together national and local government environmental and transport officials, and national and international experts from more than 100 cities to build the capacity of cities, promote learning between cities, and provide input into national policymaking.
We further promote Chinese city actions with the annual China Air Report by objectively monitoring the implementation and progress of the policies that are being enacted under the Air Pollution Control and Prevention Action Plan. The first in this series of annual reports was launched in 2015. From 2015, Clean Air Asia has been regularly developing training materials and case studies, and creating a Chinese knowledge hub and help desk to support local decision-makers in addressing air quality management issues. We also improve public awareness of air pollution through different focused campaigns.
We initiated green freight pilot projects in China in 2008, and has successfully established and run a national green freight development program in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders since 2012. In 2016, we launched the Mr. Trucker Campaign, which equipped Chinese truck drivers with techniques and know-how to achieve considerable fuel savings and emission reductions.
Clean Air Asia’s Mr Trucker campaign – co-organized by the China Green Freight Initiative, the China Road Transport Association, the China Faw Group Corporation’s R&D Center, and Home of Truck – is helping Chinese truck drivers save fuel and earn more money for their families. One of those drivers is 28-year-old Fu Chao. Mr Fu began driving trucks a decade ago. His preference is for routes that are challenging, like the icy and snowy route to Tibet. Mr Fu also loves to spend time with his wife and child. Driving is his way of showing love, by making money for his family. Thanks to the Mr Trucker Campaign, he has improved his eco-driving skills and reduced his fuel consumption by 5.5 percent.