The Clean Air Sri Lanka (CleanAirSL) was established in 2004 as a non-stock, non-profit organization to work on combating air pollution. In addition, it was expected to assist all government agencies in implementing air quality management programs and climate change mitigation programs.
CleanAirSL operates as a partnership of a group of professionals and environmentalists from government organizations, private sector, nongovernment organizations, academe, and development agencies. In the government, CleanAirSL works closely with the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Transport, among others.
Blessed with the active support of key officials of all key government agencies responsible for air quality management and climate change, CleanAirSL is the CAI-Asia country network in Sri Lanka.
Clean AirSL Brochure
The CAI-Asia Center, its Country Network and partners prepared Country Reports which provide an overview of air quality status, challenges and achievements in managing air quality and the stakeholders involved in clean air efforts.
The Country Network will focus its efforts to implement the activities in the integrated AQM model described in detail in the CAI-Asia Strategy 2010-2012. Similarly, activities in Sri Lanka are within the scope and priorities of CAI-Asia as described in the same strategy document. Project activities for Sri Lanka will be part of and in support of the CAI-Asia Center’s two flagship programs: the Air Quality Management in Asia (AQMA) program and the Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) program.
The objective in 2009 would be to
- Strengthen a Country Network of air quality stakeholders (with links to climate change, energy, and transport), building on existing networks.
- Develop project proposals, with strong support from the CAI-Asia Center, and participate in CAI-Asia activities under and in support of the AQMA and SUMA programs.
- Strengthen further collaboration between Sri Lanka country network and CAI-Asia Center.
In March 2009 the Country Networks gathered information from stakeholders on the priority AQM needs of the country. The needs for AQM assistance can be summarized into these main areas: air quality monitoring and impact assessment, policy and road map development and implementation, capacity building, awareness raising, and increasing stakeholder involvement in policy-making and implementation.
- Sri Lanka’s National Workshop on Indoor Air Quality Management
- Managing Stationary Sources of Air Pollution - The Government of Sri Lanka is in the process of developing regulations to manage
stationary sources of air pollution. The University of Moratuwa, an active member of Clean Air Sri Lanka (CAI-Asia’s Country Network), and the CAI-Asia Center are assisting the Government in this process. The CAI-Asia Center has and continues to provide information on stationary source emission standards in Asia and best practices in stationary source emission control and management in the region.
- Clean Air SL participated in the Partnership for Clean Indoor (PCIA) Forum in Uganda - Bhushan Tuladhar of Clean Energy Nepal and Ruwan Weerasoriya of Clean Air SL participated in the Partnership for Clean Indoor (PCIA) Forum in Uganda in March 2009, supported in part by the CAI-Asia Center. They explored linkages between indoor and ambient air quality, and ways by which PCIA and CAI-Asia can collaborate more actively in the coming years (including BAQ 2010).
- CleanAirSL raises awareness on the Vehicle Emission Testing Program in Sri Lankan cities
Clean Air Sri Lanka Newsletter
For information on Clean Air Sri Lanka (CleanAirSL)
M M S S B Yalegama
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Moderator/ Clean Air Sri Lanka NET
Air Resource Management Center (AirMAC)
Environmental Economics & Global Affaires Division
Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
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