09:00 – 10:30 - Main Auditorium


  • Bindu Lohani, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Clean Air Asia

  • Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director, Clean Air Asia

  • Fatima Yasmin, Vice President for Sector and Themes, Asian Development Bank

  • Martina Otto, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition


Keynote Speech on cities leading the way in raising ambition and accelerating action on clean air - Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40

Testimony & call for action to prevent the tragedy of air pollution - Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, Clean air advocate,

BreatheLife Champion and Founder - Ella Roberta, Family Foundation (Video Recording)

OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: Urgency of accelerating solutions to air pollution and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)

  • Do we have the solutions in the region to fix air pollution? What are needed to bring these solutions to scale?
  • In which areas should we focus on developing solutions?
  • How can the sector you represent contribute to raising ambition and increasing action on clean air to achieve public health and climate goals?

Moderator: Sharanjit Leyl, International Moderator and Former Producer for BBC


Response from a national government official or development agency perspective including health and other reasons for cities and countries to accelerate solutions to addressing major sources of pollution.

- Heather Adair-Rohani, Acting Head, Air Quality, Energy &Health, World Health Organization (WHO)

Response from academia and/or national government perspective; implementation of evidence-based measures in PRC in urban areas by tackling waste and transport pollution; power generation sector;  enforcement; success factors

- Prof. Zhang Shiqiu, Professor, Environmental Economics, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University

Response from the business perspective, including business case for clean air

- Tanah Sullivan, Group Head, Sustainability, GoTo Group