News and Events


National emission inventory development in Mongolia

Date Posted: 28 March 2017

At the first of a series of emission inventory trainings in Ulaanbaatar from March 16-17, Clean Air Asia’s Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme), in conjunction with the National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring of Mongolia (NAMEM) and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), convened 26 representatives from government, research institutions and provincial environment monitoring agencies for a technical training on national EI development.


Plotting courses for Guidance Framework implementation

Date Posted: 28 March 2017

Building on the knowledge and skills of pilot countries to implement Clean Air Asia’s Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities, a five-day workshop helped strengthen the technical capacity of instructors and enabled the identification of potential trainers and opportunities to roll out and expand upon current training modules.



Can Tho clean air plan avoids air quality pitfalls of development

Date Posted: 8 March 2017

The development of a Clean Air Action Plan in Can Tho, Vietnam’s fourth largest city, will enable national and local authorities to ensure that, unlike many other cities and countries throughout the region, economic development doesn’t come at the expense of air quality.


China Air 2016 report finds continued air quality improvements in Chinese cities

Date Posted: 13 January 2017

Clean Air Asia’s “China Air 2016– Air Pollution Prevention and Control Progress in Chinese Cities” report found that as a result of good implementation of China’s Action Plan for Air Pollution Prevention and Control, the air quality of 161 cities in 2015 continued to improve as a whole.


ASEAN countries unite to tackle air pollution and climate change

Date Posted: 24 November 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.


Science-based policymaking mechanism the key to clean air in China

Date Posted: 16 November 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 by the Air Pollution Control and Prevention Action Plan.


Strengthening air pollution reporting in the Philippines

Date Posted: 16 January 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.


Workshop on coal-fired boiler control supports fight against haze in NE China

Date Posted: 21 October 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.


Clean Air Scorecard tool aids Philippine airshed management

Date Posted: 8 December 2016

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.


Guidance Framework empowering Asian cities in fight against urban air pollution

Date Posted: 21 September 2016

With the regional implementation of Clean Air Asia’s pioneering Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities now under way, cities and countries throughout Asia are taking steps forward in improving air quality and in addressing urban air pollution, the Sixth Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia was told.