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.
Today marks the conclusion of our 10th Better Air Quality Conference. The theme of this year’s gathering, “Regional Action, Global Impact”, highlights innovation and progressive air quality solutions that will help shape more sustainable future development in Asia and beyond. With the increasingly grim climate change scenarios we now face, it is critical that we… . . Read More
In recognition of the efforts and impact of two decades of progressive air pollution control measures in China’s capital, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau and its staff are the recipients of the 2018 Kong Ha Award for Excellence in Air Quality Management. The Kong Ha Award for Excellence in Air Quality Management was launched… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia’s 10th Better Air Quality Conference – Asia’s largest air quality event – kicked off in Kuching, Malaysia, on Wednesday, November 14, with a timely reminder of the need for countries throughout the region to work together to address the critical issue of air pollution. The BAQ conference, running from November 14-16 and… . . 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.
Do Not Adapt to Air Pollution – Clean Air Asia launches Hairy Nose Campaign
Hong Kong, December 5, 2012 Visit the campaign site here and contact email@example.com for more information about the campaign.
Seven out ten cities in Asia don’t meet the most basic World Health Organization air quality target for particulate pollution (PM10). About 800,000 out of a total 1.3 million people dying prematurely each year from air pollution are from Asia and experts agree that this number will double in the coming years if no effective action is being taken to address urban air pollution in Asia.
Clean Air Asia, the leading regional organization on air quality in Asia has promoted better air quality in the region for the last 10 years and is now launching a grass roots campaign to break through the resignation among large groups of the population that air pollution is a fact of life that can’t be changed. “People look at air pollution like the weather. You complain about it but you can not solve it”, said Sophie Punte, the Executive Director of Clean Air Asia. “We see that people start wearing masks or buy air filters for their houses and cars, and move away from heavily polluted areas if they can afford it, in short they are adapting to air pollution rather than doing something about it. We see that there is increasing political will in Asia to address air pollution but without broad based popular support such political will can not succeed”.
The campaign was developed by BBDO Guerrero / Proximity Philippines with creative teams from across the BBDO network, whose Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, David Guerrero, says: “We were excited to partner with Clean Air Asia on this issue because air pollution touches all of us every day in our daily lives. We decided to use humor to explain to people across the region that there is no need to feel jaded or powerless.”
The Hairy Nose campaign was launched at the three-day Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2012 conference, organized by Clean Air Asia, the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on December 5 in Hong Kong. The campaign which consists of a online video, a micro website where people can check pollution levels in their city and select their own nose hair styles will be rolled out after BAQ 2012 to a number of Asian countries where Clean Air Asia has regional offices and networks including China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
The biennial BAQ conference is the leading event on air quality in Asia. Organized for the 7th time BAQ 2012 brings together over 700 policy and decision makers as well as experts and NGO representatives in Hong Kong to learn, exchange information, and find ways to work together to bring back bluer skies to Asia. The conference covers transport, energy, industry, and climate change, with a particular emphasis on more effective government policies and measures.
BAQ 2012 is co-organized by Clean Air Asia, the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is organized in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank and supported by a wide range of international organizations including the United Nations Environment Program. The conference takes place from December 5 to 7, 2012.
About Clean Air Asia (www.cleanairasia.org)
Clean Air Asia, formerly Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities, is the leading regional air quality network in Asia. The organization’s mission is “to promote better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors.” Clean Air Asia was established in 2002 and now has offices in Manila, Beijing, and Delhi. It is supported by 8 country networks, and over 230 partnership members.
Established in Manila in 1998, BBDO Guerrero is one of the most internationally recognized creative agencies in the Asia Pacific. From serving only two clients, the agency list has grown to an enviable roster from both local and international clients. Ranked among the top 100 agencies in the ‘Gunn Report’ it handles the most established and respected brands in the country, like FedEx, Johnson and Johnson, P&G, Wrigley’s, Pizza Hut, Bayan Wireless and Pepsi.