News and Events


Training paves way forward for strategic air quality monitoring in Vietnam

Date Posted: 29 March 2018

To enhance the knowledge and skills of the Center for Environmental Monitoring (CEM) staff and related local agencies in air quality management, Clean Air Asia organized a three-day training workshop on air quality monitoring and data management on March 27-29, 2018.


Asian policy makers ready to integrate co-benefits of air quality and climate change into policy making

Date Posted: 23 March 2018

Twenty-eight policy makers and influencers, both from the city and national levels, from 14 countries1 across the region learned the importance of co-benefits through a regional training workshop co-organized by Clean Air Asia and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The training workshop was conducted with support from the Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme) on 23 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.


Technology solutions the key to combating air pollution in India’s cities

Date Posted: 7 March 2018

Clean Air Asia and the Japanese Embassy in India brought together leading air quality experts and representatives from four Japanese companies at a roundtable discussion to foster the development of technological solutions to air pollution and improved air quality management in Indian cities.


Indonesian cities chart new strategies for reductions in transport emissions

Date Posted: 5 March 2018

While cities throughout Indonesia are following the national government’s lead in launching a range of sustainable transport initiatives to address the growing problem of vehicle emissions, many lack the capacity to effectively manage transportation-related air quality issues.


Building the capacity of Mongolia’s media in the fight against air pollution

Date Posted: 6 December 2017

With Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, regularly blanketed in a toxic haze of air pollution during the long winter months, it’s imperative that the media is at the forefront of awareness-raising efforts focused on the sources and impacts, mitigation efforts, and air quality data interpretation.


Can Tho officials agree on air quality management strategies

Date Posted: 29 November 2017

In order to better strategize the implementation of the city’s Clean Air Action Plan, in November 2017 a team of local and international experts brought together by Clean Air Asia trained decision-makers from the Can Tho People’s Committee (PC), the Department of Transport, the Department of Industry, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Agriculture.


Viet Nam’s cities set to embark on clean air action planning

Date Posted: 22 November 2017

At a workshop in Hanoi on November 21, representatives from eight provinces (Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Bac Ninh, Ha Tinh, Hai Duong, Phu Tho, Hung Yen, and Hoa Binh) and three cities (Hanoi, Thai Nguyen, and Can Tho) used the Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities developed by Clean Air Asia’s Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme) to assist with the development of air quality management plans that will address air pollution and contribute to the overall development of cities.


Emissions inventories vital to air quality management in China

Date Posted: 17 November 2017

The event – organized by Tsinghua University and Clean Air Asia and co-organized by the China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, the China National Environmental Monitoring Centre, the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning, South China University of Technology and Nanjing University – brought together 30 academics and experts to share the latest research and practices on the compilation of emissions inventories. In attendance were about 300 representatives from environmental protection bureaus and scientific research institutes.


Air quality stakeholders, countries initiate synergized efforts to fight air pollution in Asia

Date Posted: 26 February 2015

Asian countries have come together, combining efforts to manage the challenge of air pollution as a region—with 2015 being potentially marked as the year when two major events tackling air pollution in Asia will be held.


Clean Air Asia and EMB partner for better air quality in Philippine cities

Date Posted: 2 June 2015

The signing of a Letter of Agreement between Clean Air Asia and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) will help ensure better air quality for cities throughout the Philippines.