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United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)


UNCRD was established in 1971 as a United Nations organization promoting regional development in developing and transitional economies in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Latin America. The Centre targets its programmes towards socially and environmentally sustainable development, focusing on the three key components of Human Security, Environment, and Disaster Management. The Centre (i) provides advisory services, (ii) facilitates the exchange of information, experience, and teaching, and (iii) fosters collaboration and cooperation among national and international organizations through its training, research, and project activities.

Within the Environment Component, UNCRD is working to promote environmentally sustainable transport (EST) in Asia. In partnership with the Ministry of the Environment-Japan (MoE-J), Governments of Asia, and relevant national/international organizations, UNCRD is planning to promote EST through a range of measures from social, ethical, economical, technological, and political angles to realize an ideal EST in its true sense. These elements could include: ambient air quality monitoring, vehicle emission control and standards, inspection and maintenance (I&M), fuel quality, transport planning and demand management, traffic noise management, land use planning, urban infrastructures, road maintenance, mobilizing collaborative research and regional cooperation, strengthening knowledge base, public education and awareness, and institutional co-ordination.


[x ] Air quality monitoring
[x ] Air quality management
[x ] Stationary sources of air pollution
[x ] Mobile sources of air pollution (through comprehensive EST project)

  1. ASEAN member countries
  2. China
  3. Korea
  4. Mongolia
  5. Japan

Mr Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty
Environment Programme Officer/Co-ordinator
Tel: (81) 52 561 9417
Fax: (81) 52 561 9375
Email: [email protected]

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