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China Blue Sky City Rankings show the efforts made and the impact on air pollution in Chinese cities
Posted : January 6, 2020
Clean Air Asia’s latest report, China Air 2019 – Air Pollution Prevention and Control Progress in Chinese Cities, found that Chinese cities continued to build on their air quality improvement of the previous five years. PM2.5 pollution was under continuous and effective control, with declines in both annual average concentration and the percentage of cities… . . Read More
Workshop provides platform to strengthen air quality management in the Philippines
Posted : November 27, 2019
On November 20, 2019, Clean Air Asia co-organized an interagency workshop with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environment Management Bureau Air Quality Management Section (EMB AQMS). The workshop provided a platform for government and non-government agencies to evaluate institutional initiatives and programs for air quality management in the country. For the first… . . Read More
Clean Air Asia to help Myanmar with plan to adopt Euro IV/4 vehicle emission standards
Posted : November 18, 2019
September 20, 2019 Expressing its commitment to ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangements, Myanmar has pledged to adopt Euro IV/4 gasoline fuel standards by 2021 and Euro IV/4 diesel fuel standards by 2023. At back-to-back national workshops on “Implementing Euro IV/4 Vehicle Emission Standards and Equivalent Fuel Quality Specifications” and “Developing Fuel Economy Baseline and Policies” in… . . Read More
Our BlueGull Partnership is helping to fight air pollution in China’s port cities
Posted : October 15, 2019
Our team in China is helping to build the capacity of local NGOs to fight air pollution in China’s port cities. A training in October, organized by Clean Air Asia and the SEE Foundation in conjunction with P8 and with support from Jichuan, was part of our BlueGull Partnership aimed at empowering and supporting local… . . Read More
Malaysia aspires to lead the region in vehicle energy efficiency
Posted : August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019 Malaysia is aiming to position itself as a regional energy-efficient vehicle hub. At the August 29 “Malaysia Initiative Towards Reducing Carbon Emission Through the Development of Fuel Economy Baseline and Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) Labelling” workshop and focus group discussion, Malaysia Automotive, Robotics & IoT Institute (MARii) CEO Dato’ Ts. Madani Sahari said,… . . Read More
The development of policy guidelines and standards for electric 2&3-wheelers in ASEAN member countries
Posted : August 13, 2019
July 18, 2019 Southeast Asia has among the highest number of motorized 2-wheelers per capita in the world, and a vast fleet of 3-wheelers such as tuk-tuks and tricycles in Thailand and the Philippines. However, progress in improving transport-system integration and the sustainability of the region’s 2&3-wheelers has been elusive. Addressing the issues, the Electric… . . Read More
Philippines’ national mail carrier to pilot electric 2&3-wheelers for freight and mail deliveries in the Pasig area
Posted : August 2, 2019
July 19, 2019 The Philippines is stepping up its sustainable transport efforts with the planned November launch of the “Piloting of Electric Mobility in the Philippines” project that will see the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) begin package deliveries using electric 2&3-wheelers in Pasig City, Metro Manila. At a roundtable discussion on July 19 for the… . . Read More
Energy, emission and cost savings possible with the addition of fuel consumption into DOF vehicle excise tax
Posted : July 10, 2019
  A new Clean Air Asia study on the Philippine Department of Finance’s vehicle and fuel excise tax reform covering the fuel economy of newly registered light duty vehicles has found that the price-based progressive excise tax will improve overall fuel economy and increase tax revenues. However, the “Promoting Fiscal Policies to Improve Fuel Economy… . . Read More
Clean Air Action Plan part of a new era of sustainable development in Bogor City
Posted : May 20, 2019
Bogor City in Indonesia has joined a growing list of cities throughout Asia to have developed a Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to address air pollution as part of the city’s commitment to sustainable development. Bogor Mayor Dr Bima Arya stressed the importance of the CAAP at the signing ceremony on May 16, saying it… . . Read More
Bangladesh translates clean fuel and vehicle commitments into national action
Posted : May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 In pursuit of a comprehensive multi-sector sustainable development agenda, Bangladesh is taking action to clean up its transport sector, placing policy priority on cleaner and more efficient fuels and vehicles for the national light-duty vehicle (LDV) fleet. At the “National Workshop on Developing Clean and Efficient Vehicle Policy for Bangladesh” on April… . . Read More
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