BAQ 2016 Presentations


30 August, Tuesday

Opening Plenary

                Opening Remarks (Bjarne Pedersen, Clean Air Asia)

Keynote Session: Climate, Air Pollution and Sustainability – New Challenges, New Science, New Opportunities

                Two Target for Climate Action: Reducing the Risk for Current and Future Generations (Drew Shindell, CCAC)

                How does the Earth’s Atmosphere Maintain its Self-cleaning Capacity? (Jos Lelieveld, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry)

Linking Climate & Air Pollution to Achieve the SDGs and Implement the Paris Agreement

                Integrated Approaches in the SDGs and the Paris Agreement (Eric Zusman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)

                Accessible Climate-Relevant Emission Measurements & Application to Brick Kilns (Tami Bond, University of Illinois)

                Integrated Approaches in the Transport Sector (Cornie Huizenga, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport)

                The Influence of Climate Change on Air Quality in the US: Key Findings of the 2016 National Climate Assessment (Neal                 Fann, US Environmental Protection Agency)

Reducing Freight Emissions in Asia

                Matching Transport with Climate Finance (Sumit Pokhrel, ADB-led GMS Core Environment Program (CEP)

                National and Regional Strategies towards Green Freight and Logistics (Friedel Sehlleier, GIZ)

                Experiences on China Guangdong Green Freight Demonstration Project (Binyam Reja, World Bank)

                Considerations for Developing a City Freight Strategy: The Case of Beijing (Wang Boyong, Smart Freight Centre)

                Launching of EPA Technology Verification Training Curriculum (Buddy Polovick, US EPA)

Managing Air Quality in Mountainous Cities

                Air quality in Mountainous Cities: Challenges and Opportunities (Arnico Panday, ICIMOD)

                Lessons from Latin America: Mexico City and Santiago de Chile (Luisa Molina, Molina Center for Energy and the                                 Environment)

                Numerical Modeling as an Air Quality Management Tool (Bhupesh Adhikary, ICIMOD)

                Air Quality in Ulaanbatar, Mongolia (Batbayar Jadamba, National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring,                 Mongolia)

AirNow: Managing and Reporting Air Quality – Community Perspective and Collaboration Opportunities

                Regional Perspective on Air Quality Systems, Jakarta

                Regional Perspective on Air Quality Systems, Vietnam

                Regional Perspective on Air Quality Systems, EPAT

                Regional Perspective on Air Quality Systems, Thailand

                Overview of Global AirNow Program, USEPA

Addressing Emissions from Coal Use in Power Generation

                Current scenario, challenges, and available solutions in addressing emissions from coal-fired power plants in Asia (Priyavrat                 Bhati, CSE)

                Beijing’s experience in reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants (Li Xiang, Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau)

                Improvement on allocation method of air pollutions cap and trade system in South Korea (Minyoung Lee, Korea                                 Environment Corporation)

                Addressing Emissions from Coal Use in Power Generation: Case of Thailand (Savitri Garivait, King Mongkut’s University of                 Technology Thonburi)

                Emissions from Coal Use in Power Generation and Heating Stoves in Mongolia (Batbayar Jadamba, National Agency of                 Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring of Mongolia)

                Environmental Regulations for Coal Based Thermal Power Plant (S.K. Paliwal, CPCB)

Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles

                Global Strategy for Lower Sulphur Fuels (Bert Fabian, UNEP)

                Clean Fuels Policy Regulations Lead for Growing Demand for Clean Octane (Linda Ismail, ACFA)

                Advancements in Vehicle Emission Control Technologies (Steve Johnson, Faurecia)

                Fuel Quality Roadmap in Sri Lanka (Thusita Sugathapala, University of Moratuwa)

Managing Air Quality in Port Cities

                Overview of Asia Port and Shipping Emissions (Freda Fung, NRDC)

                Green Port and Shipping Practices in China (Chuansheng Peng, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute, Ministry of                 Transport)

                Busan Port Efforts & Future Program for Green Port (Boo Wan KANG, Busan Port Authority)

                Introduction of Emission Control in Kaohshiung Port (Ting-Chun Wang, Kaohshiung EPB)

                Reducing PM/BC Emissions from Ports (David Rubia, UNEP)

                Emission Control for Ships – A Perspective from a Marine Diesel Engine Developer (Thomas Werner, Winterthur Gas &                 Diesel)


31 August, Wednesday

Keynote Session: Air Pollution, Health, and the Urban Future

                Air Pollution Health Impacts – the Pulse of the New Development Agenda (Carlos Dora, WHO)

                Burden of Disease Attributable to Coal-Burning and Other Major Sources of Air Pollution in China – Progress and Future                 Challenges (Robert O’Keefe, Health Effects Institute)

                A Roadmap for Better Air Quality in Cities (Yandong Tang, Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, China Ministry of                                 Environmental Protection)

                Strengthening air quality governance in Central Mexico Megalopolis (Beatriz Cardenas, Centro Mario Molina, Mexico City)

                Driving away from diesel in European Cities (Murad Qureshi, City of London)

CCAC Municipal Solid Waste Initiative

                The CCAC MSW Initiative: Driving transformative changes in waste management practices in cities (Ricardo Cepeda-                                Marquez, C40 Cities)

                Climate change and local air quality impacts from the waste sector (Mushtaq Memon, UNEP)

                Showcase of projects supported by IGES / CCAC MSWI in Asia addressing waste management and air pollution challenges                 (Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, IGES)

Institutionalizing Fuel Economy in Asia

                Introduction to Fuel Efficiency Policies and Measures (Tali Trigg, GIZ)

                Global Fuel Economy: State and Prospects (Mark Tacderas, Clean Air Asia)

                CO2-Based Taxation Policies (Watcharin Boonyarit, DEDE, Ministry of Energy Thailand)

                Average Fuel Economy of Korea (Sangjune Park, KOTI)

                Sri Lankan Experience: Impacts of Fiscal Policies on Fuel Economy (Thusitha Sugathapala, University of Moratuwa)

Introduction of Clean Air Certification Pilot Phase

                Introducing Clean Air Certification (Katharine Thoday, Clean Air Asia)

                Introduction of Clean Air City Certification – Sustainable Jersey Case Study (Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey)

                Anticipated impact of certification in Baguio (Cordelia Lacsamana, City of Baguio)

                Anticipated impact of certification in Sta. Rosa (Linda Creencia, City of Sta. Rosa)

                Anticipated impact of certification in Malang City (Arif Dermawan, City of Malang)

Real-World Emissions

                EPA Vehicle and Engine Compliance (Jim Blubaugh, US EPA)

                EU Experience and New Concept for Emission Testing (Antonio Multari, MAHA)

                Real-World and Certified Fuel Consumption Gap Analysis (Maya Ben Dror, The Innovation Center for Energy and                                 Transportation (iCET)

                Emerging Issues in Real World Emissions (Axel Friedrich, GIZ)

Safe, Healthy, and Clean Cities through Sustainable Mobility

                Building a Better Kaohshiung through EcoMobility Approaches (Ching-Fu Chen, Transportation Bureau, Kaohshiung City)

                Citizen Participation for Sustainable Urban Mobility (Suwon City)

                Reaching for Clean Air – The Role of Civil Society (Dorothee Saar, Deutsche Umwelthilfe)

                The Role of Development Banks in Supporting Cities (Jamie Leather, Asian Development Bank)

Tackling Air Quality in Megacities

                Overview of Asia Megacities Status and Trends (Kaye Patdu, Clean Air Asia)

                Air Quality Improvement and Prospects of Shenzhen City (Yu Xinglu, Shenzhen Human Environment Commission)

                Tokyo’s Experience in Vehicle Emission Control (Kaoru Akahoshi, IGES)

                Control Strategies for Stationary Source Emissions and Their Effects on Ambient Air Quality in Shanghai (Zhang Yihua,                 Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center)

                Sustainable Mobility in ASEAN Metropolitan Regions – A regional project approach towards avoiding the “megacity                                 development trap” (Roland Haas, GIZ)

Stakeholders (Country) Roundtables

                India Stakeholders Roundtable Report

                Vietnam Stakeholders Roundtable Report

                Nepal Stakeholders Roundtable Report

                Malaysia Stakeholders Roundtable Report

                Philippines Stakeholders Roundtable Report


1 September, Thursday

Keynote Session: The Global Challenge of Air Pollution-Finding Solutions

                WEO Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution: Solutions for Asia (Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency)

                Multiple Benefits – Climate Action, Clean Air and Sustainable Development. Action Agenda to Reduce Short-Lived Climate                 Pollutants (Helena Molin-Valdes, Climate & Clean Air Coalition)

                Environmental policy, collaboration, and public access to information: Solutions to air pollution and climate change (William                 Niebling, US Environmental Protection Agency)

Air Quality Management in China, India and Southeast Asia

                Progress in Chinese cities – Launch of China Air 2016 Report (FU Lu, Clean Air Asia)

                Status of air quality and its management in India (Rashid Hasan, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India)

                The Challenge of Air Quality Management in India (Prarthana Borah, Clean Air Asia)

                Status and trends in Southeast Asia – Launch of the Handbook on Clean Air Management in Smaller Cities in ASEAN (Tanya                 B. Gaurano, Clean Air Asia, and Roland Hass, GIZ)

                Opportunities for air quality improvements within the context of SDGs and New Urban Agenda (Avi Sarkar, UN-HABITAT)

Enabling and Scaling-up Electro-mobility

                Urban Mobility SOLUTIONS Network (Oliver Lah, Wuppertal Institute/UEMI)

                Private Sector Initiatives: Collaboration and Challenges (Nobuhiko Koga, Toyota Motor Corporation)

                Electric Mobility in Developing Countries (David Rubia, UNEP)

                The Neglected Transport Mode: Energy Efficient 2-wheelers in ASEAN (Tali Trigg, GIZ)

                Electric Bus System in Korea (Jinyoung Park, KOTI)

Fostering City-to-City Cooperation

                Cities Clean Air Partnership (Katharine Thoday, Clean Air Asia)

                Cities as Champions for Collaborative Change (Milag Ballesteros, C40 Cities)

Delivering Clean Air and Climate Benefits:  Reducing SLCP Emissions

                Introduction and Overview (Sunday Leonard, CCAC)

                Building Back Better Brick Kilns (Bidya Pradhan, ICIMOD)

                Soot-free Urban Bus Fleets Initiative (Tim Dallmann, ICCT)

Next Generation Air Quality Monitoring and Communication Tools for Cities

                Satellite Observations of Air Quality Around the World: Methods, Applications and Future Opportunities (Pawan Gupta,                 NASA ARSET)

                Tools and Features of the New AirNow System and U.S. Embassy/EPA Monitoring Program (John E. White, US EPA)

                Low-Cost Sensors for Air Quality Monitoring and Management: Technology Review and Sample Applications (Tim Dye,                 Sonoma Technology, Inc.)

                Air Sensing Walk – Report (Tim Dye, Sonoma Technology, Inc.)

                How low-cost technology will fill the air quality “knowledge gap” (Jeffery Smith, Ambience Data)

                Making sense of your environment (Robert Heinecke, Breeze)

                Internet of Things for Air Quality Community Monitoring during Haze Episodes in Singapore (Attilio Poli, Ramboll)

                Monitoring outdoor air quality with consumer owned IoT PM2.5 air quality monitors (Liam Bates, Origins Technology)

Clean Air Asia Milestones and Strategy

                Clean Air Asia Strategy 2017-2020 (Bjarne Pedersen, Clean Air Asia)

                Kong Ha Award Excellence for Air Quality Management (Supat Wangwongwatana, Kong Ha Award Winner 2016)


2 September, Friday

Case Studies in the Implementation of Actions to Prevent Air Pollution in the Asia-Pacific Region

                Case Study: Advancing Cleaner Fuels in the Philippines – with a Focus on Multi-Stakeholder Engagement (Jean Rosete,                 Environmental Management Bureau-DENR Philippines)

                City Initiatives in Environmentally Sustainable Mass Transport – Cebu City Experience (Rafael Yap, Cebu City Government,                 Department of Transportation)

                Case Studies from Republic of Korea (Myoung-sil Han, Ministry of Environment of Republic of Korea)

                Cleaner brick kilns after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal (Arnico Panday, ICIMOD)

                Developing an Emission Inventory and a Clean Air Plan: The Case of Metro Baguio City (Wilhelmina Lagunilla,                                                 Environmental Management Bureau-CAR, Philippines)

                Case studies from Japan (Tatsuya Yanase, Ministry of Environment of Japan)

                Case studies from Singapore (Zhang Kang En, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources)