"Raising public awareness is a CAI-Asia priority and BAQ 2006 has brought together two dozen international and domestic journalists for a two day training workshop before covering the meeting."

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The detailed FINAL PROGRAM (as of 1 December 2006) can be viewed by clicking here . (PDF file)

Summary: Workshop Format and Sessions

BAQ 2006 will feature full plenary sessions for all the participants, along with sub-plenary sessions and sub-workshops that allow for more intensive and in-depth discussions.

Plenary Sessions (P): BAQ 2006, in addition to the opening and closing sessions, will have two more plenary sessions. The first additional plenary session will highlight the efforts of Indonesia to improve urban air quality and the second will be devoted to the selection of the Asian Air Quality Management Champion.

P1: Opening Session

P2: Plenary Session focused on Indonesian AQM

P3: Honoring the Champions of AQM in Asia

P4: Closing Session

Sub-plenary Sessions (SP): Following the successful introduction of subplenary sessions in BAQ 2004, three sub-plenary sessions are planned for BAQ 2006, each divided into four streams:

  • General AQM: air quality legislation; air quality monitoring and modeling; emission inventories; awareness and public participation; health, environmental and economic impacts of air pollution; and general air quality management and enforcement strategies.

    SP1: Ambient Air Quality Standards Relevant to Asia
    SP2: Air Quality Monitoring
    SP3: AQM tools

  • Mobile Sources of Pollution: mobile sources inventories; cleaner vehicles and fuels; sustainable urban transport strategies; pollution from marine sources; non-motorized transport; economic instruments to control pollution from mobile sources like congestion charges and road pricing; public participation in managing emissions from the transport sector including enforcement strategies.

    SP1: Cleaning up the Tailpipes
    SP2: Two and Three Wheelers
    SP3: Sustainable Urban Public Transport in Asia

  • Stationary Sources of Pollution: emission inventories from stationary sources; air toxics with focus on mercury; emission standards; control strategies for stationary sources including the use of emission trading; technology assessment and review with a focus on clean coal technologies; and enforcement strategies for stationary sources.

    SP1: Reducing Emissions from Coal Combustion
    SP2: Current Control Strategies for Industrial Emissions
    SP3: Indoor Air Pollution

  • Global Issues: transboundary and hemispheric transport of air pollutants; co-benefits of AQM and climate change mitigation; and a dedicated session on indoor air pollution.

    SP1: Cobenefits of Climate Change Mitigation and Urban Air Quality Management
    SP2: Trade-offs and synergies of integrating climate change mitigation to air
    SP3: Transboundary and Hemispheric Air Pollution

Sub-workshops: It is expected that about 10-15 different sub-workshops will be conducted in BAQ 2006. The sub-workshops provide opportunities for more in-depth discussions for each of the four streams. There will be two types of sub-workshops: (i) thematic, and (ii) country-focused. The thematic sub-workshop will follow the four mainstreams of BAQ 2006. One country-focused subworkshop session will be coordinated by the local CAI-Asia networks and CAI-Asia members from countries where no formal CAI-Asia network has been established. These sessions will also be a follow up to the BAQ 2004 country sessions during which recommendations were formulated by participants from the participating Asian countries.

  • General AQM

    SW1: Policy-Relevant Information on the Health Effects of Air Pollution in Asia
    SW2: Impacts of Air pollution and Climate Change on Agriculture, Biodiversity, Food Security and Water Resources
    SW3: Urban and National AQM strategies in Asia (part 1)
    SW4: AQ Modeling and Forecasting
    SW12: Urban and National AQM strategies in Asia (part 2)
    SW13: Area Source Emissions
    SW14: Alternative Approaches to AQ Monitoring
    SW15: Public Participation in AQM
    SW23: Emission Inventories and Source Apportionment
    SW24: Enforcement and Compliance
    SW25: Diesel Retrofit Programs
    SW26: New Developments in Emission Measurement
  • Mobile Sources

    SW5: Bio-fuels and Alternative Fuels
    SW6: Reducing Emissions from In-use Vehicles
    SW7: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
    SW16: Tail-pipe Emissions from 2-3 Wheelers
    SW17: Financing of Sustainable Urban Transport
    SW27: Land use planning and Transport planning
    SW28: Non Motorized Transport (NMT)
    SW29: Congestion Charging and Road Pricing
  • Stationary Sources
    SW8: Mitigation of Emissions from Major Sources
    SW9: Linkages Between Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution
    SW10: Travel Demand Reduction as a Co-benefits Policy Tool
    SW18: Standards and Monitoring for Stationary Sources
    SW19: Social Marketing to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution
    SW30: Managing Emissions from Small and Medium-sized Stationary Sources
    SW31: Quantifying transport related cobenefits of emission reduction

  • Global Issues
    SW11: Trade-offs and Synergies of Integrating Carbon Management to Air Quality
    SW10: The Use of Perception Surveys in Support of AQM
    SW20: Linkage Between GHGs and Criteria Pollutants
    SW21: Modal Shift Towards Public Transport
    SW22: Initiatives on Regional Air Pollution in Asia
    SW32: Transboundary Transport and Management of Air Pollutants
    SW33: AQM Cooperation between Latin-America, Africa and Asia

Best Practices Exhibit: The exhibit will be housed in two tents directly outside the meeting rooms and will also include the BAQ 2006 poster presentations, Art for Air entries, and campaigns for the Asian Air Quality Management Champion.

Governmental UAQM Meeting: This "by-invitation" event aims to support the efforts of Asian governments to arrive at more optimal air pollution abatement strategies. The Governmental Meeting will be held in the afternoons of 13 and 14 December.

Local Network Champion

Each movement needs its heroes. Who are the heroes of air quality management in Asia? For the first time in the history of BAQ, awards will be handed out to those persons who have shaped air quality management in their city or country. BAQ 2006 will work closely with CAI-Asia local networks in the identification of the 2006 Asian Air Quality Management Champions. If you want to nominate your hero please write to Glynda Bathan ([email protected]). The final choice of the 2006 Asian AQM Champion will be made by the BAQ 2006 participants.