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CAI-Asia - Japan Dialogue on Strengthening Air Quality Management in Asia
22-23 July 2004, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, Japan

The dialogue aims to facilitate the exchange of information between CAI-Asia and the participating Japanese organizations on the current and planned air quality management activities in Asia and discuss priorities for air quality management in Asia, the comparative advantage of Japanese organizations to respond to these priorities, and the scope for increased coordination between Japanese organizations and CAI-Asia.


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Conference Room, Asian Development Bank Institute
Kasumigaseki Building 8F, 2-5, Kasumigaseki 3-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6008, Japan
22-23 July 2004

Expected outputs

  • the current and planned AQM activities of participating organizations
  • future AQM priorities in Asia for initiatives of Japanese organizations in terms of thematic and geographical coverage
  • mechanisms for better sharing of information between and among initiatives leading to a common knowledge base
  • mechanisms for improved coordination in the implementation of projects and studies, especially at the national and city level

The dialogue will lead to partnerships and joint projects to promote the dissemination of Japan’s collective experience and expertise in air quality management to the developing countries in Asia. The results of the meeting and its expected follow-up in December 2004 will provide inputs to the development of a CAI-Asia policy paper on AQM in Asia. Efforts are underway to bring the policy paper to the attention of the participants of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment in March 2005.


Representatives from local and national government, research and academic institutes, non-government organizations, private sector and industry associations, development agencies, and other organizations that are based in Japan and are undertaking air quality management projects in Asia will participate in the dialogue. Among the organizations represented in the meeting are: Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Japan Office, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI), Japan Automobile Standards Internationalization Center (JASIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Kawasaki City, Kitakyushu International Techno-Cooperative Association (KITA), Ministry of Environment Japan, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre (OECC), Toyota Motor Corporation, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), University of Hiroshima.

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