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Asia Pacific Forum on Environment and Development (APFED)

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The Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) was a forum which consists of twenty-six eminent persons who have been nominated by countries in the region and international organizations. Officially launched at ECO ASIA 2001 in October 2001, APFED aims to address critical issues facing Asia and the Pacific region and to propose a new model for equitable and sustainable development of the region.

APFED will conclude its deliberation by finalisation of its Final Report in December 2004. The Final Report will contain APFED recommendations on several topics that APFED members identified as priority issues for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

APFED itself is not engaged in any project/programmes related to air quality issues, but the first draft of the APFED Final Report recognises conservation of air quality as an important issue in the region and includes recommendations on "energy and air." There are a few recommendations specifically related to air quality issues. Such recommendations include "establishment of Asia-Pacific database on air quality and Impacts," and "harmonisation of vehicle standards (e.g. vehicle standards and fuel requirements) in the region."

Representatives from the following organisations are also APFED members: UN ESCAP, UNEP, UNU, ADB, IUCN, UN University for Peace, and IGES.

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[_] Air quality monitoring
[x ] Air quality management
[_] Stationary sources of air pollution
[_] Mobile sources of air pollution

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  1. Australia
  2. Cambodia
  3. People's Republic of China
  4. Fiji
  5. Indonesia
  6. Iran
  7. Japan
  8. Republic of Korea
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Malaysia
  11. Mongolia
  12. Palau
  13. Pakistan
  14. Philippines
  15. Russia
  16. Singapore
  17. Sri Lanka
  18. Thailand
  19. Tonga
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Mr Hideyuki MORI
Director of APFED Secretariat / Project Leader of Long-Term Perspective and Policy Integration Project, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Tel: +81 (46) 855 3700
Fax: +81 (46) 855 3809
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.iges.or.jp/en/ltp/

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