Governmental Meetings on Urban Air Quality in Asia are held every two years to harmonize approaches between Asian countries in tackling urban air pollution and related areas. UNEP and the CAI-Asia Center co-organize these meetings, which are an integral part of the Better Air Quality (BAQ) conferences, and have been supported by Sida through GAPF.
First Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia
The First Governmental Meeting was held in parallel with BAQ 2006 on 13-14 December 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The meeting was co-organized by CAI-Asia, UNEP, the State Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). The meeting resulted in the Yogyakarta Summary.F
Second Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia
At the Second Governmental Meeting, organized in parallel with BAQ 2008 in Bangkok, representatives from 15 environmental ministries discussed the Long Term Vision on Urban Air Quality Management in Asia and agreed that this vision can inspire Asian cities to develop their own vision.
This Vision describes the desired state of urban air quality in Asian cities in 2030:
Vision: “Healthy people in healthy cities, which put emphasis on prevention of air pollution, and which implement effective strategies for the abatement of air pollution.”
Indicator: “Asian cities have made significant progress towards achieving WHO air quality guideline values through the implementation of comprehensive air quality management strategies.”
See the Report on the Second Govermental Meeting
Third Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia
The Third Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia was held on 8 November 2010 in Singapore, prior to the BAQ 2010 conference. It focused on updating government officials from environment ministries on developments in urban air quality management at the international level and individual Asian countries that are relevant for the implementation of the LTV, and identified recommendations for Governments for the further progression of the LTV. Links with climate change and GHG emissions were also covered.
Fourth Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia
The Fourth Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality was held on 6 February, 2013 at Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
See the Report on the Fourth Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality
Fifth Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia
The Fifth Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality was held on 17-18 November 2014 at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
See the Report on the Fifth Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality
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