Clean Air Asia’s Status and Trends 2018 on Air Quality in Asia report provides an overview of air quality in the region through spatial maps and a summary distribution of the number of developing and developed cities that meet WHO Air Quality Guideline Values. The report, launched in November 2018 at the Better Air Quality Conference in Kuching, Malaysia, also contains information on: (1) The health impacts of ambient air pollution based on the Health Effects Institute’s study published in 2018; (2) The drivers of air pollution in the region; (3) The sources of urban ambient PM2.5 in each sub-region to identify which sources can be prioritized for action; (4) Timeline development of PM2.5 standards and guideline values in Asian countries to show governments’ response to the growing need to protect public health; (5) Air quality monitoring in Asia showing the number of state-controlled monitoring stations across the region; (6) An overview of PM2.5 air quality indices in several countries; and (7) air quality-related polices and initiatives across Asia. The aim of the report is to inform stakeholders on why and how we can continue the efforts to achieve cleaner, healthier air throughout the region.
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Citation: “Clean Air Asia. (2018). Air Quality in Asia Status and Trends 2018.”