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.