Report shows average PM2.5 level of Chinese cities close to WHO Interim Target-1, the result of a seven-year battle for blue skies
Posted : January 14, 2021
Clean Air Asia’s latest report, China Air 2020 – Air Pollution Prevention and Control Progress in Chinese Cities, found that the air quality of Chinese cities in 2019 generally continued the trend of improvement as seen in the previous six years. The average annual mean concentration of PM2.5 of 337 Chinese cities was down to… . . Read More
A year of challenges, but hopes high for 2021
Posted : December 21, 2020
2020 has been a difficult and challenging year for everyone. Our hearts go out to the millions of people grieving the loss of loved ones, to the many who have lost their livelihoods, and to all who are suffering the hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have all been affected, and we have… . . Read More
Requesting suppliers of non-reference monitors
Posted : December 15, 2020
We’re looking for suppliers of non-reference monitors for a project. We ask those interested to submit a technical proposal and price quotation for the supply of the following items: Air quality monitoring instruments/system. Please provide prices for the following: a) Base package (including associated equipment and accessories). b) Additional options that can be provided in… . . Read More
New policy brief tackles air quality monitoring under the new normal
Posted : December 8, 2020
The Philippines is one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Southeast Asian region. Since March, the country has been under community quarantine which has led to noticeable improvements in air quality in Metro Manila. People have seen blue skies without haze in the metro after many years, giving residents a glimpse… . . Read More
Stringent coal-fired power plant emission standards needed for coal-dependent South and Southeast Asian countries
Posted : October 7, 2020
Coal power capacity will continue to increase in South and Southeast Asia, increasing air pollutant and carbon dioxide emissions, if controls are not implemented. There are weak emission standards for coal-fired power plants (CFPs) in most countries in those regions, and poor enforcement of standards. This places the environment and public health at a greater… . . Read More
New City Solutions Toolkit scales up action for better air quality across Asia
Posted : September 7, 2020
  The launch today of our new City Solutions Toolkit is another step forward in enabling city administrations and local government units to improve air quality in Asia’s cities. Supporting the implementation of our landmark Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities, the City Solutions Toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on the key elements… . . Read More
Launch of new Clean Air Asia strategy accelerates action on air and climate
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Marking the inaugural United Nations’ International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, we are today launching our new strategy that will shape our work in the coming decade and address both current air quality and climate challenges and sustainable development priorities in the post-COVID-19 era. The release of our new strategy comes in the… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia’s response to COVID-19
Posted : May 6, 2020
The sustainable road to recovery As countries throughout the world grapple with the escalating human and economic costs of the coronavirus, attention is increasingly being focused on longer-term recovery efforts and the potential reshaping of national economies and fiscal priorities in the post-COVID-19 era, with thoughts turning to new visions for the future and the… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia joins Belt and Road Initiative International Green Development Coalition
Posted : April 8, 2020
Clean Air Asia has joined the Belt and Road Initiative International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC). The BRIGC, which is comprised of more than 140 partners from 36 countries, is being jointly undertaken by China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment and international partners. Its main goals are to promote international consensus, understanding, cooperation and action to… . . Read More
Air quality: Pathways to solutions
Posted : February 25, 2020
Reports of world rankings of cities and countries in terms of air pollution provide us with some important insights into the state of air quality in parts of Asia, which in turn helps raise awareness about the levels of air pollution. Heightened awareness can increase public concern about the impacts of air pollution and build… . . Read More
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