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Country Synthesis Reports on Urban Air Quality Management in Asia


Bangladesh | Indonesia | Nepal | Pakistan | Philippines | PRC | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Viet Nam


CSR Overview >> Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Cambodia | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Lao PDR | Malaysia | Mongolia | Nepal | Pakistan | Philippines | PRC | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Viet Nam

These country and city synthesis reports (CSR) are the first comprehensive overview of urban air quality management (AQM) for 17 countries and 1 city (Hong Kong, SAR) in Asia. The research for these CSRs was led by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Secretariat with inputs by a range of organizations and air quality experts from across Asia and elsewhere. This project was facilitated by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through its Regional Technical Assistance No. 6291: Rolling Out Air Quality Management in Asia.

The CSRs were distributed as discussion drafts during the First Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality Management in Asia, organized by CAI-Asia, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD) and the Ministry of Environment - Indonesia in conjunction with the Better Air Quality 2006 Workshop (

In order to understand the air quality problem and management systems in place in countries, it is important to understand the economic development context and the key factors that influence the emission of air pollutants. The CSRs covers the status and drivers of urban air pollution, impacts of air pollution to various sectors (health, environment and economy), the air quality management framework in the national and local (city) levels, and the challenges that face the cities and the countries in implementiing and improving their existing AQM frameworks.

We would like to enlist your help in the updating the CSRs by

  1. sending us published AQM-related documents/reports of your organizations,
  2. referring us to relevant websites and organizations in the various cities/countries, especially the contacts in the Ministry of Environment who are responsible for air quality management
  3. sending us AQ data/information, and or
  4. referring us to other organizations and individuals who are or have been recently engaged in AQM studies and may have the relevant AQ information that we need.

We will also welcome volunteers who can help write the actual reports.

Please send information or inquiries, if any to may.ajero (at) cai-asia (dot) org. Alternatively, you can also contact the CAI-Asia researcher assigned to the country you wish to send information on.

Herbert Fabian, bert.fabian (at) cai-asia (dot) org - China, Malaysia, Mongolia and Pakistan
May Ajero, may.ajero (at) cai-asia (dot) org - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam
Aurora Ables, au.ables (at) cai-asia (dot) org - Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia

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