09:00 – 10:30 - OPENING PLENARY



Bruno Carrasco, Director General, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank 

Action on air pollution to protect human rights [Video Message] Dr. David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and environment, Associate Professor at University of British Columbia (Virtual) 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Sectors Working Together to Achieve Clean Air for Health and the Climate

Sectoral actions are key to fighting air pollution, climate change and sustainable development goals. This panel discussion will elaborate on the proven as well as the most promising solutions in the energy, transportation, industry, urban development, agriculture, household energy, and waste sectors to achieve clean air, health, climate and sustainable development goals; and how sectors can work together to achieve optimal results. 

Moderator: Glynda Bathan-Baterina, Clean Air Asia 

  • Manoj Sharma, Director, Water and Urban Development Sector Office, Asian Development Bank
  • Hadika Jamshaid, Climate Change Expert, Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan
  • Dr. Tran Dai Nghia, Director, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Economics Studies, and Head of Climate Change Research Group, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture & Rural Development (IPSARD), Vietnam
  • Anobha Gurung, Director, Nepal Research, Evidence and Learning, Clean Cooking Alliance
  • Mark Kasman, Director, Office of International Affairs, Office of International and Tribal Affairs, US Environmental Protection Agency