The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) promotes innovative ways to improve air quality in Asian cities by sharing experiences and building partnerships. CAI-Asia was established in 2001 by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and USAID, and is part of a global initiative that includes CAI-LAC (Latin American Cities) and CAI-SSA (Sub-Saharan Africa).
CAI-Asia brings together stakeholders to build knowledge and capacity, develop policies and implement on-the-ground measures for improved air quality while simultaneously addressing health, climate change, energy and transport issues. Since 2007, this multi-stakeholder initiative consists of three parts:
- CAI-Asia Center, a regional, Manila-based non-profit organization that is the implementing arm of CAI-Asia
- CAI-Asia Partnership, a United Nations Type II partnership, with over 165 members representing cities, governments, academia, NGOs, private sector, and development agencies
- Country Networks in China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam